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Fox News Layoffs Hit Research, Straight News Ops Hardest, Reports Daily Beast

  • , Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:49 AM
The recent layoffs of an estimated 70 staff at Fox News "cut most deeply into the channel's straight-news operations at Fox News Digital and elsewhere, according to insiders, while protecting the ratings-heavy, revenue-generating domains of Fox & Friends in the morning, and of Trump cheerleaders Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham in primetime," reports the Daily Beast. The co-authors are editor-at-large Lloyd Grove and Diana Falzone, an on-camera reporter for Fox News from 2012 to 2018 who settled a gender discrimination and disability suit against the network in 2017 and left Fox in 2018.

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