Murray, Brown victim of CBC cuts
Spokesman says decision was economicMONTREAL -- A cost-cutting Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said Thursday that it will not renew the contracts of longtime foreign correspondents Don Murray and Patrick Brown.
Murray, based in London, and Beijing-based Asian correspondent Brown have been mainstays of newscasts on the pubcaster.
A CBC spokesman said that the decision was economic, rather than editorially driven.
He added that the CBC is open to the two journalists remaining with the public broadcaster on a freelance basis.
The CBC will retain its bureaus in Shanghai, Beijing and London.