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Fox 26 News May Be Facing Some Big Job Cuts

Difficult times may be coming for Channel 26, Fox's local news operation.

A television-news website reports that Fox is planning big cutbacks at stations across the country. "Stations like New York's WNYW, Chicago's WFLD and Houston's KRIV are expected to be hit hard," reports TVNewser

KRIV is an "owned and operated" station, meaning its run by Fox and is not just an independently owned station that used Fox programming. It also means Fox corporate is making decisions about staffing and salaries, not the locals.

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As TVNewser puts it (via the inestimable Mike McGuff's blog):

Our source tells TVNewser some talent contracts are not being renewed, and that any talent who want to renew their deals will be asked to take a pay cut. As for existing talent "balking at signing a pay cut," our source says, "There's plenty of good talent on the street looking for work."

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