The Internet has been a-buzz this week, as rumors circulate about massive lay-offs coming for Scripps owned stations. Well today is the day. TVSpy.com is reporting that Scripps stations out west have indeed started to lay off workers at its stations in San Diego, Denver and Phoenix.
However, sources tell Florida News Center that the West Coast stations were not the only ones impacted today. The Scripps axe came down at Tampa’s WFTS this morning. The station’s Chief Engineer, a manager and several producers were let go. Some of those let go were offered other positions at the station and/or at other Scripps stations.
Insiders tell us while just a handful of people were officially let go, many more engineers and production staff are being forced to reapply for their jobs. Now staff are bracing for a second round of lay-offs, after all of these re-applications are being reviewed. Read the rest of this entry →