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Boris Casoy is also fired from CNN Brasil

CNN Brasil’s list of layoffs certainly doesn’t spare medallions. Veteran journalist Boris Casoy, 81, is the latest name to join those fired.

It joins Monalisa Perrone, who left Globo in 2019 to join the channel, and features Sidney Rezende, Marcela Rahal and Isabella Faria, commentators Fernando Molica and Alexandre Borges, and journalist Danúbia Braga.

The crisis hit the news channel in effect this Thursday (12/01), with the closure of the Rio de Janeiro branch and massive employee layoffs. But so far it is not known exactly how many people were cut and left the station.

Casoy had been on CNN since December of last year. He was called to replace the Bolsonarista Alexandre Garcia in the comments to the Freedom of opinion board and also participated in the CNN Novo Dia morning program, together with Fernando Molica and Alexandre Borges. As everyone has been fired, the paintings will be extinguished.

In a statement, CNN Brasil commented on the layoffs.

“In line with the strategy of strengthening journalism, the coordination of coverage will be concentrated in São Paulo and Brasilia, two places that are gaining relevance given the national political and economic context. As a result of this new logic, the Rio de Janeiro newsroom will be deactivated, subject to coverage. The changes include the readjustment of programs, as well as the grid. CNN’s soft seal will be restyled for 2023, “reads the official text.

When the TV company arrived in Brazil in 2020, CNN spared no effort to separate the pros from its main competitors. For this the investments have been very high, but the expenses with renowned employees have become a loss in the balance sheet of the station.

After the layoffs, CNN now has only four journalists – Leandro Resende, Pedro Duran, Rafaela Cascardo and Raquel Amorim – losing its ability to produce large local reports.

The cuts awaken CNN to the need to readjust to the Brazilian economic reality after struggling to compete for audience in a segment where competition has only grown. Its rivals include leader GloboNews, as well as BandNews, Record News and newcomer Jovem Pan News, who divide viewers.

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Source: Terra

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