ABC News layoffs announced

Changes coming to 'GMA,' 'World News'

ABC News president David Westin announced staff cutbacks at the news division Tuesday.

The company will combine the weekday and weekend operations for "Good Morning America" and "World News" and moving to a more "flexible blend of staff and freelancers" for longform and newsmagazine programming.

"Between now and the end of the year ABC News will undergo a fundamental transformation that will ultimately affect every corner of the enterprise, Westin said in an email sent to his staff. "Overall, we will eliminate redundancies wherever possible."

The layoffs represent the latest network news division to reduce staff, following a similar move by CBS News last month.
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