What was WCCO thinking in laying off chief meteorologist Paul Douglas? What an insane and stupid decision. He was one of the main reasons I even watched WCCO in the first place. Dumb, dumb, dumb move. He was on TPT's Almanac tonight, and it sounded like the past couple of weeks have been pretty tough for him, emotionally, but he's choosing to view it as purely a "business decision," nothing personal. Just a casualty of the belt-tightening going on all around the media. So he's taking the high road. I hope he moves on to better opportunities, and I'm sure he will — he's smart, and from all I hear, he's a good businessman.
There were layoffs at Steve's job this week, too. I'm thankful Steve's position seems safe, but it sounds like morale has been pretty low as a result.