A “tumultuous” wave of departures at a cable channel is being described as an exodus, with the latest to leave Bloomberg TV being executive producer Allison Girvin, the New York Post reports.
Girvin, who has been executive producing the morning show “Market Day” for the cable channel, exited Bloomberg last week and will move to NBC, the story reports, citing unnamed sources.
Girvin’s exit is “the latest in a string of at least 11 departures during an especially tumultuous time at the media company,” the Post reports.
Among the other recent exits noted in the story are that of senior producer Ben Geldon, who oversaw “Market Makers”; Courtney Coupe, an executive producer who worked on digital and TV; video producer Alyssa Zahler; and producers Brian Price, Lauren Alperstein, Yang Yang and Peter Cook.
The report notes that Bloomberg recently laid off 80 editorial staffers worldwide, a move the piece calls one of Bloomberg’s biggest layoffs ever.
Girvin’s departure follows a rift between company CEO Michael Bloomberg and Claudia Milne, who led the company’s U.S. TV operations until recently — and who handpicked Girvin, the Post notes.
The report adds: “Milne was removed from her position after a public spat with Bloomberg and had been ‘walking around like a chicken with her head cut off,’ one insider told The Post.”
A spokesperson for the company declined to comment for the story.