The names of those laid-off at Telemundo network are trickling in. Sources at KVEA-52 tell me there were about a dozen layoffs at the Los Angeles station, including weather anchor Toni Romero. Others who lost their jobs: Ana Bautista, web producer and Rudy Hernandez, Inland Empire Reporter.
In Miami, word is that reporter Alberto Tavares, who has been at WSCTV-51 since 2006 is out, as well as
Executive Producer Nicole Freixas.
In all, the network cut about 5% of its workforce (about 100 people). I had reported yesterday that the entire staff of Al Rojo Vivo Fin de Semana had been let go, but I’ve been told 3 employees were reassigned. The show´s host, Candela Ferro will remain with the network in a yet undetermined role.
Rumors that sports anchor Andrés Cantor was among those laid off are untrue.
In an official statement, spokesman Alfredo Richards said of the layoffs:
“Telemundo is making changes to its organization to meet the challenges of the current economic times. Our workforce will be impacted as we evaluate the work that we do across the network and stations and prioritize our focus to secure continued growth.”