Glenn Beck announces layoffs at The Blaze: ‘We are not PBS’
Radio host Glenn Beck told supporters Thursday that his media empire has undergone another round of layoffs.
The payroll of Mercury Radio Arts and TheBlaze once tallied around 300 people before financial problems and internal divisions forced Mr. Beck to shrink his workforce. The pundit released an op-ed Thursday titled, “A message from Glenn Beck: A Heavy Heart and the Road Ahead,” to formally address the company’s future.
“Today, we said goodbye to just over 20 percent of the combined workforce of Mercury Radio Arts and TheBlaze (with most of the changes happening at TheBlaze),” Mr. Beck said. “We are losing a lot of talented and committed colleagues, who are some of the best human beings I know — some have been friends of mine for 30 years.”