Seigenthaler’s Departure Is Related To NBC News Budget Cutbacks

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By Brian Comment

seigenthaler1april1.jpgFirst on TVNewser: John Seigenthaler‘s departure from NBC News, announced on the air Sunday, is related to divison-wide budget cutbacks.

“He told staff just today that his contract was not renewed. Apparently he’s known for ‘months,'” a tipster says.

The network doesn’t have the luxury of a full-time weekend Nightly News anchor anymore. NBC announced “massive cuts” last October, under the “NBC U 2.0″ umbrella…