The Weather Channel cuts 80


That’s about 7% of its work force. Since the acquisition by its new owners (Bain Capital, NBCUniversal and the Blackstone Group), TWC has lost all of its original meteorologists and has begun to use talent from the NBCU stable, including Al Roker, reported AdWeek.

The network issued a statement regarding the layoffs: “In late September we began an effort to reorganize our company into business units based around our customers and the products and services we create and deliver to them. This effort was recently concluded and has resulted in the elimination of positions in several divisions of the company. With these organizational changes and our new structure, TWCC is better positioned for future growth. Employees who are directly affected by this position elimination or reorganization have been informed and we are working closely with them through this period of transition.”

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