CNN analyst Chris Cillizza, who I have often mocked here at the blog, was one of the employees who were let go on Thursday.
According to Variety, Cillizza, Alison Kosik, Alex Field, and Martin Savidge were among the employees let go.
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 1, 2022
In an internal memo, Chris Licht, CNN's CEO, said that the company would be making changes. He described the move as a "gut punch" to the network.
CNN boss Chris Licht informs employees in an all-staff note that layoffs are underway.
Licht says those being notified today are largely paid contributors and then tomorrow CNN "will notify impacted employees."
Licht will then provide an update to staff afterward. pic.twitter.com/nD0pt9Ruwj
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 30, 2022
Many people were shocked by the news of Cillizza's firing, but it's hard to argue that it was the right decision since he has a history of bad political analysis.
Cillizza acknowledged the firing on Twitter Thursday afternoon.
My time at CNN was an absolute blast.
I got to work with smart and dedicated journalists every day.
I'm sad it's at an end but also excited about what the future holds for me.
— Chris Cillizza (@ChrisCillizza) December 1, 2022
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