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excel991,456 posts since 3 Jan 2009
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Not good news at all.

Currently London produces:
-2 Newsroom editions (9am& 10am)
-World Sport lunchtime bulletin
-CNN Talk
-Amanpour
-Hala's show

And the 15 minute World Sport Editions at 1345 & 1545 UK also come from London

I've not seen the second paragraph of the below being reported elsewhere
Quote:
CNN executives told staff in a town-hall meeting Tuesday at the news network’s London headquarters that a consolidation will bring most CNN International’s live production to Atlanta, resulting in UK staff being reassigned Stateside.

A source told Deadline that three half-hour London-based shows and 13 staff positions in the English capital will be impacted by the changes, with those jobs being “reassigned.” One of the half-hours will be replaced with another London-based show within the next few months, the source indicated.

https://deadline.com/2019/05/cnn-international-consolidation-jobs-staff-town-hall-jeff-zucker-1202623230/
www.airhumberside.cjb.net
Charles570 posts since 11 Nov 2009
BBC World
Not sure it's Zucker behing the scale back at CNNI. When AT&T look at it they probably think why are we doing this. So anything that is salvaged will be good. However moving things to Atlanta makes little sense as CNN Center can't have any long term future.


A little bit of both probably at play. I don't think it's a coincidence that AT&T takes over, Tony Maddox retires, and then the ax swings the week after.

As far as consolidating everything to New York, that was a plan rumored years ago, and while a lot has moved up there, I can't help but think that CNN will never leave Atlanta altogether. Especially if the entire company is very cost sensitive right now, then Atlanta is a good, cheap place to conduct business. They already have a ton of established infrastructure and resources there, and worker compensation is lower than in New York. Most of CNNI, digital, and a lot of other core departments have never left Atlanta even if all of the weekday Domestic live programming left.