(FreedomBeacon.com)- Last week, low-rated cable news outlet CNN laid off staffers from the last remaining vestiges of its failed streaming service, CNN-Plus.
About twenty CNN staffers, including those working on the Interview Club, were laid off last Wednesday.
In a statement last week, a spokesperson for CNN explained that company leadership has spent several months “evaluating our business to ensure it is best positioned for the future.” The spokesperson boasted that CNN had created over 300 jobs since May and would “continue to align our resources with our greatest opportunities for growth.”
The Interview Club was initially created as part of CNN-Plus, offering subscribers an opportunity to connect with CNN on-air talent.
The twenty employees laid off from the division were told they could apply for other positions within CNN.
Last week’s layoffs came on the heels of the news that CNN was laying off several employees from its audio division which produces podcasts for its on-air personalities and contributors, including Anderson Cooper, Poppy Harlow, Harry Enten, and former Obama advisor David Axelrod.
According to Business Insider, most of the layoffs were in sales and editorial divisions. In total, eight people got the ax.
It isn’t clear at this time if any of the podcasts produced by CNN audio will be affected by the staff reduction.
However, Alexander McCall, one of the staffers laid off from CNN, tweeted last Tuesday that he was told CNN plans to produce fewer audio podcasts in the coming year.
CNN’s new CEO Chris Licht has been tasked with cutting the fat at the low-rated cable news channel by getting rid of the current Democrat propaganda punditry that killed its ratings and reorienting CNN’s coverage to more straight reporting.
To that end, Licht canned Brian Stelter and his laughably-named “Reliable Sources,” and sent “reporter” John Harwood and “legal analyst” Jeffrey Toobin packing.
Last month, CNN announced its morning show, “New Day” would be replaced by a new morning show featuring Kaitlan Collins, Poppy Harlow, and former primetime host, Don Lemon.