Wednesday, August 21, 2013

KTRK abc13 had job cuts

Disney announces cuts in its Disney/ABC Television Group which owns KTRK - 10 or so Houston employees gone either by layoffs or resignations

News is all over major newspaper and TV industry sites that Disney is having layoffs and The Disney/ABC Television Group, is getting a 2% reduction.

That business segment contains the ABC owned stations which includes KTRK abc13 in Houston.

The news going around is that 175 jobs will be eliminated from that unit. So it is unknown to us how many of those job cuts, if any, will affect KTRK personnel.

“As technological advances continue to alter the competitive landscape and viewer habits, it’s incumbent upon us to stay ahead of the curve,” ABC said in a statement to the press. “To that end, we’ve undergone a review of our organizational structures and processes.”

In the last months, Disney has been moving through units and making cuts in places like ESPN and the movie studio.

The Disney/ABC Television Group includes WABC New York, KABC Los Angeles, WLS Chicago, WPVI Philadelphia, KGO San Francisco, KTRK Houston, WTVD Raleigh-Durham and KFSN Fresno.

Reports say new jobs with different skill requirements could open up as a result.

UPDATE
I have heard of up to 10 people who were cut today or resigned. These were not on-air people. Because they are not in front of the camera types I will not publish names. If any anchors or reporters are cut, I will feature that.

HERE IS MORE COVERAGE:
- Disney To Eliminate 175 Jobs At ABC Television Group
- Layoffs expected primarily at ABC Owned Stations
- Disney to cut 175 jobs at ABC TV group
- Disney Said Cutting 2.3% of Positions at ABC TV Division
- Layoffs to hit Disney/ABC TV Group

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