ABC last week announced it would be eliminating 300 to 400 jobs. As part of its cost-cutting strategy, the network will also shut down all of its physical bureaus around the country, except the one in Washington, D.C.
The L.A. Times reports ABC News President David Westin confirmed that domestic bureau correspondents will be slashed by half and they will be replaced with “digital” journalists who will be expected to shoot and edit their stories.
ABC won’t vacate all the offices immediately. It has yet to reach agreements with local affiliates to house its network correspondents.