In addition to cutting as much as 25 percent of its editorial staff, ABC News is beginning to start the process of closing all its physical bureaus nationwide except the one in Washington, D.C., the Los Angeles Times reports.
The bureaus have various leases so they won’t all be closed immediately. The number of domestic correspondents is also going to be cut in half, and many of those remaining are expected to be based at the network’s local affiliates, the paper says. In Los Angeles, for example, two correspondents will now cover the Western U.S., down from six who had been based in Dallas, Seattle and San Francisco, in addition to L.A.
The correspondents will be replaced with journalists who can shoot and edit all their own work.