95 KTTV-KCOP Staffers Get Downsizing Notices

Fox's Los Angeles duop planning heavy cuts

Ninety five employees at Fox's Los Angeles duopoly got notice that they're likely to be let go after 60 days' time. The "60-Day Notification" slips fell on a range of departments, including creative services and engineering and production. No anchors are among those receiving slips.

A spokesperson for the Fox stations says the downsizing is a result of "the current economic climate." It's not guaranteed that all 95 will be let go. Some may move into open positions, or a brighter economic picture could spare some jobs. But it appears likely the Fox-MyNetworkTV duopoly will be around 95 positions lighter by fall.

Around 20 positions were eliminated at Fox's WNYW-WWOR New York operation a week and a half ago.

A person familiar with Fox's L.A. downsizing said the 60-day notices have not been issued in Fox markets other than Los Angeles.