The CNN news program “The Situation Room” may have its own situation on its hands, with seven longtime employees having left the program in the year since the show appointed a new executive producer, The Daily Caller reports.
“In the past year, several staffers have walked, many with no job in hand,” the story reports. “Linda Roth is the latest to bid the show farewell and she’s been with Wolf [Blitzer] for a decade — she has no idea what’s next. It’s no exaggeration to say that Roth was integral in helping Wolf build his career from war zones to Dubai to Israel.”
The story cites CNN insiders saying Jay Shaylor, the producer for the past year, “is largely to blame for the departures.”
Shaylor replaced executive producer Patricia DiCarlo about a year ago, TheWrap.com notes.
CNN declined to comment on the report.