Weather Channel Slashes Another 40 Jobs

This round of layoffs comes a month after 40 other staffers were laid off; network tells TheWrap no more cuts expected

The Weather Channel laid off 40 staffers Wednesday, a company spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap.

The network made the cuts citing a need to shift resources in a changing TV climate.

After a careful analysis of our business, we made the difficult decision today to eliminate roles across all functions and levels at The Weather Channel.  The television business is shifting and in order for us to compete in the future, we need to reallocate and better focus our resources on what we know our audiences want.  The changes we are making today are necessary, difficult and the responsible way for us to move forward.   Though it is hard to say goodbye to our friends and family, this action concludes that process and we are working closely with those affected through this period of transition.

This round of layoffs takes place a month after another 40 employees were handed pink slips; mostly from the network’s digital division. Wednesday’s cuts come from the TV channel itself.

The network tells us there are no other layoffs expected.  Two weeks ago, TWC made a major change to one of its signature programs, “AMHQ,” replacing senior executive producer Scott Warren with former CNN showrunner Angie Massie.

The high-level change came after several freelancers were let go over the summer.

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