FTVLive was FIRST to report that Tribune had been quietly offering buyouts to older employees across their stations.
As we FIRST told you, Tribune has been offering longtime employees the chance to take a buyout and leave the station. Sources tell FTVLive that Tribune is hoping that enough employees take the offers of a buyout, or the next step could be layoffs.
A source tells us that at WPIX in New York, some longtime Producers, Photographers and Engineers have been offered an early exit. No word on if any have accepted the company's offer.
Offers were also made to staff at KTLA, WTIC, WHNT and other stations.