At ABC News, Pink Slips in News, Marketing

Anne Sweeney announced this morning that the company is “now faced with the harsh reality of having to eliminate jobs in some areas.”

ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney announced in a memo this morning that the company is "now faced with the harsh reality of having to eliminate jobs in some areas." A tipster tells TVNewser that ABC News will lay off 35-40 people from the news magazines, News Now and digital spheres and will not fill 60 open positions. But Gawker hears that the cuts will mostly occur in the New York offices, in the marketing, research and sales departments. In December, The New York Observer predicted the cuts, which they said would help in "slimming down of political units the network bulked up during the presidential campaign."