Employees Brace For Layoffs At CNN

Teams not part of network’s ‘core mission’ on chopping block
BOWIE, MD - NOVEMBER 07: A journalist with CNN reports from a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore at Bowie State University on November 7, 2022 in Bowie, Maryland. Moore faces Republican state Rep. Dan Cox in tomorrow's general election.  (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • CNN CEO Chris Licht announced that the network would be laying off employees as soon as early December.
  • CNN+ was shutdown under Licht’s watch and as was the purging of network veterans Brian Stelter, Jeffrey Toobin, and John Harwood.
  • Licht is tasked with cutting $100 million from CNN’s budget.

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