CNN is moving jobs from the U.K. to the U.S., with the moves apparently related to the recent purchase of CNN parent company WarnerMedia by AT&T, Variety reports.
Specifically, production jobs are moving from London to Atlanta.
The report quotes a statement from CNN saying: “In the coming months CNN International will be consolidating key parts of its production model centrally in Atlanta, in much the same way as we currently do with large parts of our programming for CNN US. This means that some jobs will shift to Atlanta, but overall headcount will be unchanged.”
Variety cites a source who’s familiar with the situation saying 13 people in London are expected to be affected by the move.
“CNN earlier this month offered buyouts to more than 100 staffers and last week indicated it laid off a handful of staffers from its health-journalism unit after deciding to place its health, climate and Southeastern newsgathering operations under a single aegis,” Variety adds. “AT&T, which acquired CNN as part of Time Warner last year, has been working to shed as much as $170 million in debt.”