LMB clarifies in comments: overtime hours will be trimmed. Managers were told to scale back as much as possible without affecting the newscasts. Live shots will have to be justified not just do live for the sake of being live.
At least everyone’s keeping their jobs
Tipsters are telling us WSVN has dropped live shots from their 11pm show in order to save money. Reporters were told to only tape look lives (that’s often how you see overnight stories reported on Today in Florida with a reporter from the previous night’s 10pm newscast) and do live shots only for breaking news.
The 11pm newscast on 7 has been a cash cow for the station, ever since it started around the time of the OJ Trial as a recap of the 10pm stories, even though it’s often 3rd in the ratings.
The economy bites even at the usually resilient WSVN.