ABC News Lays Off Veteran Business Correspondent Stark

By Andrew Gauthier 

Los Angeles Times

ABC News laid off business correspondent Betsy Stark on Thursday as part of a wrenching series of cuts in the news division that will ultimately see the departure of a quarter of the staff.

The Emmy-winning correspondent, who joined ABC in 1998, served as the network’s lead reporter covering the economic downturn. Her official bio on ABC News’ website notes that “Stark’s ability to make complex financial issues accessible to a general audience is a hallmark of her reporting and has helped distinguish ABC’s coverage of business.”


In an e-mail to colleagues Friday, Stark praised her co-workers, More…