Report: Nine Laid Off At Minnesota Public Radio
July 27, 2015 at 3:59 AM (PT)
MINNPOST.COM's BRIAN LAMBERT is reporting that MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO has laid off nine staffers and moved VP/News CHRIS WORTHINGTON to a new role with the company's investigative unit.
Among the cuts LAMBERT is reporting are host BETH KIDD, reporters CATHARINE RICHERT, ALEX FRIEDRICH, CHRIS ROBERTS, EMILY KAISER, and DAVID CAZARES, and photographers NIKKI TUNDEL, JEFFREY THOMPSON, and JENNIFER SIMONSON.
MPR sister division CLASSICAL SOUTH FLORIDA recently sold off its three FM stations to EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION. Both MPR and CLASSICAL SOUTH FLORIDA are owned by AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA GROUP.