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PBS flagship WNET-Thirteen cuts 6 comms positions

PBS’ flagship station in New York, WNET-Thirteen, is reducing its communications staff by six positions as part of an overall personnel reduction, Kellie Specter, director of communications at the station, told PRWeek. The layoffs, happening in conjunction with a communications staff reorganization, occurred across position levels, she added.

Neal Shapiro, president and CEO of, told The New York Observer on January 22, that his organization, which includes WLIW-21 and, will trim about 7% of its budget and reduce staff by roughly 14%.

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