The struggling media giant is trying to stay afloat in the tough world of liberal ratings and has just let a bunch of employees go:
FOX NEWS – Sanjay Gupta is safe, but much of the rest of CNN’s Atlanta-based staff that covers health care found out Tuesday they are getting pink slips — only a few weeks after the network called mass layoffs a “crazy rumor.”
Specific details were not yet known, but a source told Fox News that “basically the whole division” will lose their jobs.
CNN did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
TVNewser, a media watchdog site started by CNN’s Brian Stelter, managed to get confirmation from the network — just in time for a Friday news dump.
“As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit,” a CNN spokesperson told TVNewser’s A.J. Katz.
Don’t be fooled by CNN’s statement. This is a whole division and it effects more than just 6 or 7 employees.
In fact they are buying out more that 100 employees as they shed weight:
Staffers are shocked, as the health department is considered successful and CNN recently declared that no layoffs were imminent.
The more than 100 CNN employees who decided to accept a voluntary buyout option included CNN International executive vice president Tony Maddox, who left the ratings-challenged network after 21 years
CNN has been struggling for ratings for a long time and I guess that apple commerical didn’t help.
They used to compete with MSNBC for last place, but MSNBC has risen a lot thanks to all of their super hype and lies about the Mueller report.