On Thursday, Walt Disney Co layoffs hit ABC News. Roughly 50 total jobs are expected to be eliminated once layoffs are complete. A big hit, for sure.
Disney began to Eliminate 7,000 jobs on Monday to try and save $5.5 billion in costs to try and make its streaming business more profitable.
Several of ABC’s new’s higher-ups and most experienced executives were laid off. Some of these people are Wendy Fisher, talent and strategy development senior Vice President Galen Gordon, Vice President Mary Noonan, Corporate Communications Vice President Alison Rudnick, and many more.
“Throughout the company, teams are being impacted by the downsizing that was announced several weeks ago, including our own ABC News family. While these actions are never easy, they are a necessary step to ensure we’re on solid footing for the years ahead as we chart a sustainable, growth-oriented path forward for the entire organization,” ABC News president Kim Godwin wrote to staffers in an internal memo obtained by Fox News Digital.
“While this is a difficult time for all of us — particularly those directly affected by these tough decisions — it’s important to remember that together, we are resilient and will emerge from this period of transition stronger than before,” she added.
Now Vice President of news gathering is Katie den Daas, who has previously been a lead in ABC’s London bureau.
Stacia Deshishku will be overseeing reporting units which include medical business, in climate teams; she will also be in charge of booking resources.