Marlborough, Connecticut native Chris Cillizza is among those laid off Thursday at CNN. The political analyst has been with the network since 2017 after he left the Washington Post, making his mark there as the chief writer behind a popular daily newsletter.
The cuts come as another Connecticut native, Chris Licht, begins making promised staff cuts and programming changes less than a year into his tenure as president of CNN.
One of the more surprising layoffs came at HLN where long-time morning host Robin Meade was let go and her show canceled. Apparently plans call for the elimination of all live programming on HLN. Meade was so popular with her audience there has been talk in the past of moving her to CNN.