A third Birmingham TV station has cut jobs. Fox 6 (WBRC) cut 10 jobs Friday, as first mentioned by veteran former TV reporter Ike Pigott and later by the Birmingham Business Journal.
In January, NBC 13 and ABC 33/40 cut 25 jobs total.
Business Journal reporter and MOB member Jimmy Debutts wrote:
Fox6 WBRC cut 10 jobs, including on-air personality Chris Montana, on Friday.
Fox6 General Manager Lou Kirchen confirmed the station trimmed its staff in response to economic pressures. Kirchen would not comment on individual positions cut but a source familiar with the layoffs said Montana was among those affected.
Kirchen said the layoffs will not affect the station’s mission.
“Our news coverage will continue intact,” Kirchen said. “It was very difficult. We feel bad for the staffers and families affected by this.”
Local TV, owner of Fox 6 since July, has swapped stations with new owner Montgomery-based Raycom Media, with the transaction to be completed in the first half ot this year.
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