A sign of the times. Or, more specifically, of the Tribune Co., which on Friday, said it will shut down the television operations in its Washington, D.C. news bureau and eliminate 10 staff positions. The print reporters in the bureau, which now services all Tribune Co. publications, aren't affected by the TV operation shutdown. But Cissy Baker, who had overseen all operations inside the Tribune Co. Washington news bureau, is leaving. She will be succeeded by Kerry Luft, a Chicago Tribune associate managing editor who now becomes chief of the Washington News Bureau.
In an email to the Washington bureau staff, Bob Gremillion, Tribune Publishing's executive vice president, said the bureau will rely on "existing internal resources" and a news-sharing arrangement with CNN to service television stations in the Tribune Broadcasting stable with the necessary video feeds.