Layoffs at the Weather Channel

By Chris Ariens 

the-weather-channel304x200TVNewser hears as many as 40 staffers were cut at Atlanta-based Weather Channel today.

Most come from the product and technology group which was created in July as part of a larger reorganization at the company. “That effort to find the ideal structure to best position this team for future growth concluded today and did result in the elimination of some positions,” Weather Channel spokesperson Shirley Powell says.

Bloomberg recently reported that two of the three owners of the Weather Channel — private equity firms Blackstone Group and Bain Capital — may be looking to sell their interest. The third owner is NBCUniversal. The three acquired Weather in 2008.

News of cuts at Weather Channel come on the same day the New York Times looks to cut 100 newsroom jobs.

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