Fox News Digital is doing major restructuring, and plans to lay off at least 20 employees from its Decision Desk HQ.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“Fox News Digital is laying off staff, as a continuation of restructuring plans the company first announced last fall. The new cuts also reflect a news cycle that may be less intense in the aftermath of the election, and with Joe Biden set to take office tomorrow.
“ ‘As we conclude the 2020 election cycle, Fox News Digital has realigned its business and reporting structure to meet the demands of this new era,’ a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. ‘We are confident these changes will ensure the platform continues to deliver breakthrough reporting and insightful analysis surrounding major issues, both stateside and abroad.’ ”
Chris Stirewalt, who has been a long time fixture on Fox News and part of Decision Desk HQ was among those staffers axed amid the restructing:
“Among those let go Tuesday was Chris Stirewalt, the politics editor for Fox News. A 10-year veteran of the company, Stirewalt was also a key member of the Fox News decision desk, which drew the ire of President Trump after becoming the first network to call Arizona for Biden.”
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— Sarah Ellison (@sarahellison) January 20, 2021
Those cheering the Stirewalt firing, Washington Post “conservative” columnist Jen Rubin:
He also is not a Trump cultists… so no more of him!
— Jennifer 'America is Back' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 19, 2021
According to reports, part of the Fox News Digital restructuring will include a more inclusive slate, predominantly led by women.
Author: Jennifer Oliver O’Connell