truTV, formerly known as CourtTV when it specialized in gavel-to-gavel trial coverage, is shutting down the New York offices for its daytime “In Session” programming. The move to Atlanta, first reported by TVNewser in June, will take place next week with the final day of “In Session” coverage from New York airing Friday, Nov. 13. On Monday, Nov. 16 “In Session” will originate from Atlanta’s CNN Center.
TVNewser hears there will be a wrap party for employees tonight near truTV’s headquarters on Manhattan’s east side.
The number of positions eliminated in New York is around 100, with up to 70 jobs created in Atlanta. Ten field staffers will be kept on for trial coverage including four reporter/lawyers and six producers.
Time Warner bought the 50% of CourtTV it didn’t own in 2006. The network was renamed truTV on Jan. 1, 2008.