Bloomberg recently announced layoffs in its DC bureau, relocating several TV production positions to New York, where its daily politics show with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann – slated to launch in October – will be produced.
Amid news of the layoffs, Bloomberg spokeswoman Amanda Cowie shared the following statement with FishbowlDC: “Our TV operation — in the U.S. and around the world — is growing in size. We are changing how, and where, the TV operation is run.”
“We will continue to expand our Washington coverage,” Cowie added. “We’re launching a new politics platform – including for the first time a daily political show – expanding initiatives like First Word DC, investing in financial crimes reporting, and the changes are a part of the overall new structure being put into place.”
POLITICO reports that “several print staff wil also be laid off” and that “some New York-based production jobs to London.”