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CNN’s only AI reporter among hundreds laid off: ‘Looking for new jobs ASAP’

The CNN job cuts are part of a larger effort by parent company Warner Bros. Discovery ahead of 2023.

December 02, 2022 / 12:02 PM IST
Rachel Metz described herself as the network’s only AI reporter and the “last remaining” CNN Digital reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. Image credit: (@rachelmetz/Twitter)

Rachel Metz described herself as the network’s only AI reporter and the “last remaining” CNN Digital reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. Image credit: (@rachelmetz/Twitter)

CNN on Thursday laid off hundreds of its employees a day after it informed them about the job cuts.

In an email seen by news agency Reuters, CNN CEO Chris Licht said a “limited number of individuals”, largely the media company’s paid contributors would be asked to leave.

Prominent faces among those laid-off are reporter Chris Cillizza, Robin Meade, Alison Kosik, Alex Field, Martin Savidge.

Rachel Metz, a senior technology writer, was also let go. Metz described herself as the network’s only AI reporter and the “last remaining” CNN Digital reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area as she expressed her heartbreak on Twitter.