Disney Layoffs hit ABC News as Several Top Executives Let Go
ABC News is next on the chopping block as Disney Layoffs are expected to cut around 50 jobs including high-profile senior executives in the first wave of cuts.
“Throughout the company, teams are being impacted by the downsizing that was announced several weeks ago, including our own ABC News family. While these actions are never easy, they are a necessary step to ensure we’re on solid footing for the years ahead as we chart a sustainable, growth-oriented path forward for the entire organization,” Godwin wrote in an internal memo. “While this is a difficult time for all of us — particularly those directly affected by these tough decisions — it’s important to remember that together, we are resilient, and will emerge from this period of transition stronger than before.”
As part of the changes, a number of senior ABC News staffers are leaving the company, including senior vp newsgathering Wendy Fisher; senior vp talent Galen Gordon; vp talent Mary Noonan; vp corporate communications Alison Rudnick; senior executive producer Chris Vlasto; executive editorial producer Heather Riley; and Los Angeles bureau chief David Herndon.
The cuts are a part of the layoffs announced by CEO Bob Iger earlier this week, with a first-round taking place now, and larger round coming in April and a third round before summer begins.
Bob sent an email to employees under the Disney Umbrella detailing the upcoming layoffs. You can read that memo here.
Also announced this week Bob Iger Shut down Bob Chapek’s Metaverse Division in Disney Layoffs.
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