Layoffs Reportedly Hit Local CBS Stations Sales Departments

By Kevin Eck 

Layoffs have been reported in the ad sales departments of local CBS owned stations, according to Deadline.

Tuesday’s cuts come after new ad sales staffers were hired over the past three months. The exact number of employees affected could not be determined, but sources told Deadline the net number of departures across recent hires and other staffers is about 17 people, one in each of the markets where the 28 CBS-owned stations are based. A number of ad sales positions also remain open.

The layoffs are confined to the ad sales divisions of the stations and are part of a year-long restructuring, sources tell Deadline.


We asked CBS Stations about this, but they declined to comment.