ABC News to cut half its domestic correspondents, close bricks-and-mortar bureaus

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ABC News to cut half its domestic correspondents, close bricks-and-mortar bureaus

As part of the deep cuts announced this week at ABC News, the network plans to close all of its physical bureaus around the country except Washington and halve the number of its domestic correspondents.

ABC News President David Westin confirmed in an interview Friday that the network’s ranks of bureau correspondents, which currently number several dozen, would be cut in half and be replaced with “digital” journalists who would be expected to shoot and edit their own stories.