Previous layoffs at the Courier-Journal have not affected the paper’s newsroom the way today’s announcement has, according to sources inside the newspaper. It seems like reporters whose bylines are familiar to readers have been spared, as the paper chopped personnel in advertising and production. But this time, readers of the newspaper will notice the layoffs.
Here’s a partial list, according to a source familiar with the cuts:
Bettye Baye, editorial writer, columnist
Rick McDonough, assistant suburban editor
Niki King, Neighborhoods reporter
Melissa Poore, Neighborhoods reporter
Tom Nord, Velocity editor
Lisa Hornung, Velocity
Sheryl Edelen, Neighborhoods
Tiffany Meredith, Metro editor
I’m told that David Dailey, Lifestyles editor, resigned today.