In the end 18 people were laid off and that included News Director Ron Comings.
But, it appears that Comings was fired by Nexstar and grouped in with the layoffs. Brian Jones (no relation), Nexstar’s executive vice president would not give a reason for Comings dismissal, but did say that the News Director would be replaced.
If you're replacing the position, then it is not a layoff.
Comings has been at the Sin City station since 2006. Look for him to be replaced by a person that will be making much less money than he did.
Sources tell FTVLive that more layoffs could be coming to the station in the next few months.