ABC Scales Back D.C. Operation

By Brian 

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“Three longtime floor managers have been released” in ABC’s D.C. bureau as the network “prepares to fold the Nightline tent at the end of the month,” DCRTV scoops.

Broadcasting & Cable adds details: “According to a source, the two men and a woman had 20-plus years apiece at ABC News. Their last day will be Nov. 27,”

The new Nightline won’t need floor managers in D.C.: “When he is not traveling, Washington anchor Terry Moran will broadcast from a small, third-floor studio, with ABC employing a kind of camera (a “flash cam”) that does not require a stage manager, lighting director, or even a camera operator, since it is in a locked-down position.”

An insider tells B&C that the three stage manager positions will be re-hired in New York so there will be no net loss of jobs…