Good Morning: Layoffs!

Twentieth TV, News Corp.’s TV syndication unit, let 10 people go last week in marketing, finance, IT and production.

Lexington, Ky. ABC affiliate WTVQ has cut two part-timers—a production person and a receptionist—reclassified three positions from full-time to part-time, and is not renewing the contracts of three reporters and two news producers.

And Tampa Fox affiliate WTVT laid off six last week, including four from the newsroom. The cuts come soon after WTVT and two competitors formed a Local News Service—a camera pool—but WTVT general manager Bill Schnieder insisted the job reductions were unrelated to the LNS.

And we thought TV advertising was bouncing back. Urgh.