While WFOR managed to keep main anchors and all but one reporters in other cities the pink slips went out to some of the big shots too.
In LA KCAL/KCBS shed at least a dozen people including two longtime anchors – Harold Greene and Ann Martin probably the longest running anchor team in local TV news being together 3 decades – who will leave the station in May.
Boston’s WBZ CBS4 fired 32 people including veteran sports anchor Bob Lobel who started in 1979, entertainment reporter Joyce Kulhawik since 1981 and anchor Scott Wahle since 1989. BizJournals article Boston Globe story
In Chicago WBBM CBS2 said so long to at least 17 people. One of whom was the only anchor with a $2million dollar salary Diann Burns. Even Chicago’s NBC affiliate covered her departure. The station also fired its sports anchor and two reporters. Chicago Tribune story
Pink slips were given to at about 10 people at KDKA in Pittsburgh.
In Philadelphia KYW CBS3 fired 11 people in sales, news and other departments while KYW 1060-AM shed a dozen jobs a month before.
Two reporters were among 26 laid off at Sacramento’s CBS affiliate KOVR CBS13
Dallas CBS O&O KTVT CBS13 laid off about 20 employees, 3 were on-air