Northern Michigan: Newsmakers Jan. 31, 2009




Traverse City Record-Eagle:

Ten staff members were let go at TV 7&4 as its parent company reported an "extremely challenging" business climate due to the economic downturn. Nine full-time staffers, including some on-air positions, and one part-time job were eliminated by the local NBC affiliate this week, station president and CEO Jill Saarela said Friday. The station is owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group LLC based in Hoffman Estates, Ill. "7&4 has been reporting on layoffs in every sector of the economy and we are not immune," Saarela said in a statement. "Just like in other businesses, these are good people with families and homes in northern Michigan. They are our friends and valued co-workers and we were devastated to have made these painful decisions." Saarela said TV 7&4 is among several stations owned by Barrington that made staff cuts this week, although she didn't know how many positions were eliminated throughout the company... TV 7&4 staff cuts target 10 (Sat, 1/31)







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