Chris Cillizza was among several CNN employees fired on Thursday. He is a cheerleader for the Democrats and a CNN analyst that I have often mocked.
Variety reported at first that Cillizza and Alison Kosik, Martin Savidge, and Alex Field were among the cut.
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 1, 2022
On Wednesday, CEO Chris Licht made the announcement in an internal memo. He stated that the changes would be a “gut punch to the network.”
CNN boss Chris Licht informs employees in an all-staff note that layoffs are underway.
Licht says those being notified today are largely paid contributors and then tomorrow CNN “will notify impacted employees.”
Licht will then provide an update to staff afterward. pic.twitter.com/nD0pt9Ruwj
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 30, 2022
Cillizza was fired because of his position in the network. However, given his tendency to make terrible political analyses, it is hard to believe that this was not the right decision.
Cillizza confirmed the firing via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
My time at CNN was an absolute blast.
I got to work with smart and dedicated journalists every day.
I’m sad it’s at an end but also excited about what the future holds for me.
— Chris Cillizza (@ChrisCillizza) December 1, 2022