Stunek said the staffers were eliminated based on seniority -- recent hires were the ones let go. He cited automation as the reason for the terminations.
“With the digital transition, we are slowly redoing the way things are done,” he added. “At certain times of the day, we just don’t need as many people.”
Bill Applegate is the general manager of the stations, which are CBS and MyNetworkTV affiliates.
Blog Ohio Media Watch said 13 positions were eliminated, but Stunek said the report was untrue.