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August 21, 2008
More layoffs at News10

KXTV News10, the ABC affiliate in the Sacramento region, is again cutting its workforce, President and General Manager Russell Postell confirmed Thursday.

Postell would not reveal the number of people let go, although one employee told The Bee that at least six people were terminated.

The "staff reductions are throughout the building, in technical and engineering," Postell said. "The (layoffs) will not affect the news product."

One laid-off employee contacted The Bee but would speak only on condition of anonymity, saying future job references might be jeopardized if a name is cited. The former employee said no on-air talent is affected by this round of layoffs.

Staffers learned at a meeting last month that downsizing was in the works with some of the new technologies in place, the former employee said. A letter given to affected employees stated that News10 is restructuring its broadcast operations, and the positions are being eliminated - effective immediately. Severance packages were handed out.

News10 laid off eight newsroom employees in May. The station also has lost others through attrition.

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