Ax Swings Hard at New York Station

Fans of NY1 won't be seeing a number of familiar faces on the channel anymore.

The NY Daily News says that NY1's new owners, Spectrum, are opting for a far narrower spectrum of talent.

An unexpected round of layoffs swept through the beloved local news channel's newsroom Thursday, axing more than a dozen longtime on-air staffers including parenting correspondent Shelley Goldberg, anchor John Schiumo and film critic Neil Rosen.

The plan, according to sources, is to replace expensive established talent with younger and cheaper people. That seems to be a trend in the industry. 

Others at that station believed to have been pink-slipped include Tara Lynn Wagner, Adam Balkin and Susan Jhun.