Sources tell Florida News Center that Tampa’s WFTS-TV will be losing its local master control operations department. Master control operations are being moved to a Scripps (the owners of WFTS) corporate central operations hub, based in Minnesota.
Unfortunately, the switch to a hubbed master control system means that an estimated 5-10 people who work behind the scenes at WFTS are expected to lose their job over this summer. Sources tell us that those who will be losing their jobs are being offered a severance package, or the chance to reapply at the station for other jobs. However, there are no guarantees of re-hire.
The changes are expected to be fully implemented by August. Stay tuned to Florida News Center for the latest.