ABC News Chief Ben Sherwood: No More Layoffs, But Change Needs to Come to the Broadcast News Division
This morning, new ABC News president Ben Sherwood kicked off ABC’s day of presentations at the Television Critics Association Winter press tour in Pasadena.
Sherwood told the assembled critics that there were no more layoffs in store at the news division, which saw hundreds of employees leave the company through buyouts and layoffs last year.
“If we can partner on the digital side or the cable side, we must do that,” Sherwood said, adding with regards to Bloomberg: “How can you not think about partnering with an organization that has had the success Bloomberg has?”
That jives with what Sweeney told Broadcasting & Cable in an interview today(subscription required):