ABC News' Sherwood: No Big Layoffs Coming
January 11, 2011 at 4:22 AM (PT)
New ABC NEWS Pres. BEN SHERWOOD told reporters at the TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION press tour in PASADENA that there are no plans for further major layoffs in the network's news division after last year's 25% staff reduction.
SHERWOOD added that the network has not ruled out a partnership with another news organization, although he said there are no current negotiations with any party after recent talks with BLOOMBERG MEDIA.
SHERWOOD, who was named to replace DAVID WESTIN at the end of 2010, also addressed the network's erroneously reporting that Rep. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS (D-AZ) had died of her injuries in SATURDAY's shooting, saying that "For about 10 minutes, part of our organization, ABCNEWS.COM, put up a headline citing other sites, and we brought it down. It did not go on our airwaves ... we have to make sure we're one voice through the whole organization."