Dozens of Staffers Laid Off at Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze

Twenty percent of the staff was dismissed.

September 1, 2017 10:15 am
Glenn Beck, who started TheBlaze
T.V. host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Glenn Beck’s political network, TheBlaze, continues to struggle, leading to the dismissal of 20 percent of the combined workforce of TheBlaze and parent company Mercury Radio Arts, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Though more people seem to be interested in political news, TheBlaze is though to be losing both free readers and digital subscribers, The Hollywood Reporter writes. A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that the dismissal affects around 50 employees.

“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,” Beck wrote in his note announcing the dismissals, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a difficult day for some exceptional people that mean a lot to me personally, my family, and the entire company.”

TheBlaze used to generate between $20 million to $30 million in annual revenue. It also has a linear TV channel.

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