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Re: So Long Adam Berg
« Reply #60 on: October 17, 2012, 07:37:20 PM »
Someone should rename this thread or move it to a new thread with a different name. It should be "2012 TWC Layoffs". Can someone do that?

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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #61 on: October 17, 2012, 09:05:00 PM »
Done. Sadly Kacy P who worked on graphics and played a role in the IS2 graphic development was let go. Apparently everyone effected had to be escorted out of the building. We thank her for posting on here from time to time and wish her the best of luck with her future endeavors :(

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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #62 on: October 17, 2012, 09:10:53 PM »
Martin, do you know which radio meteorologists (if any, which isn't doubtful) got axed? :(  I'd also assume that STAR Team jobs got cut as well.
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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #63 on: October 17, 2012, 10:04:03 PM »
Wow, that's too bad. I wonder why they had to "restructure?" Maybe the ratings aren't so great. :dunno: It's funny someone mentioned that Peter Ilk guy. I remember them making such a fuss over him before his debut, but I don't think I've heard anything about him since! :o
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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #64 on: October 17, 2012, 10:24:38 PM »
We may want to hold off on Heather Tesch. For some reason Nicole Mitchell removed her FB comment on the OCMs who are leaving. Maybe she knows but jumped the gun, or was given wrong info.

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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #65 on: October 17, 2012, 10:45:02 PM »
TWC updated their personalities page today and Alex and Heather are still there,
http://www.weather.com/tv/personalities/

Dr. Greg Postel did a report tonight.

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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2012, 02:43:10 AM »
We may want to hold off on Heather Tesch. For some reason Nicole Mitchell removed her FB comment on the OCMs who are leaving. Maybe she knows but jumped the gun, or was given wrong info.
I hope she is still on.  When I would catch her on the air - she was pretty outgoing, moreso than in the past.  It is pretty neat to see.

On the flip side, Chris Warren is just painful to watch these days.

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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2012, 11:59:39 AM »
I guess these layoffs come in stages, but did TWC get hit hard money-wise recently?  Because the fact that, all of a sudden, they are now not only getting rid of OCMs but also behind-the-scenes people is very suspicious.  I wouldn't think replacing behind-the-scenes workers would really affect their ratings, unless they thought some of their graphics were horrible or whatever, so it seems like TWC is trying to get rid of as many veteran workers as possible so they don't lose as much money.

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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2012, 12:59:35 PM »
TWC updated their personalities page today and Alex and Heather are still there,
http://www.weather.com/tv/personalities/

Dr. Greg Postel did a report tonight.


Nicole said Heather was expected to be released at the end of the month, presumably when her contract is up.

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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2012, 08:32:36 PM »
Kelly confirmed on FB that she is on vacation returning Friday.
So it appears the only female OCM gone is Heather.

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Re: 2012 Layoffs
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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #71 on: October 19, 2012, 11:08:16 AM »
Heather is on this morning with Vivian, so we'll have to wait til the end of the month to see what happens.

In the back of my mind, I've always thought Heather was next to go.  I love Heather to death, but I've noticed, especially when she is with Todd, she seems a bit scatter-brained and I can't help but think what management thinks of that.  With that aside, she is a wonderful meteorologist and a great personality.

It doesn't surprise me all these layoffs are occurring with all this taped programming.

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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2012, 12:58:39 PM »
I agree. She was on Saturday and she stopped got a drink....and said I had to get a sip of something. Something?? Umm... you are live!!!!

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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #73 on: October 19, 2012, 01:36:39 PM »
I guess these layoffs come in stages, but did TWC get hit hard money-wise recently?  Because the fact that, all of a sudden, they are now not only getting rid of OCMs but also behind-the-scenes people is very suspicious.  I wouldn't think replacing behind-the-scenes workers would really affect their ratings, unless they thought some of their graphics were horrible or whatever, so it seems like TWC is trying to get rid of as many veteran workers as possible so they don't lose as much money.

They're not replacing anybody; they're eliminating positions. As more and more live programming disappears, there is less need to have as many staffers around. Compared to back in the day where they probably needed three different shifts of employees to work the 24-hour cycle, they probably only need two shifts now - morning and primetime.
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Re: 2012 Layoffs
« Reply #74 on: October 20, 2012, 05:20:00 PM »
Wow, that sucks for those affected. I, too, am still seeing Heather as of this afternoon so she'll probably be working until the end of the month. Didn't Jeff also report live in Birmingham when the tornado was very close but just missed the downtown core back in last April? That report was quite noteworthy, it was all over YT and several news stations. I wish the best of luck to those 3