NBC Sports Philadelphia Making Another Round of Cuts

NBC Sports Philadelphia has gone through a lot of recent changes, and now more people are leaving the station.

Sources tell Crossing Broad that VP of Content and VP of News Programming Michelle Murray is out after thirteen years. She had been running the show since 2008 and generally had the final say on talent hirings and firings. Macro-level programming choices, however, like the decision to kill off Philly Sports Talk/Daily News Live, have come from the corporate level, as have these sweeping rounds of layoffs dating back a few years now. NBC has been very involved in tweaking things at their regional affiliates, very “hands-on,” according to those with direct knowledge of the situation.

Murray announced her departure Friday morning during an internal station call, but will be sticking around for a few weeks before leaving. Her name came up frequently in a NBC Sports Philadelphia deep dive we wrote a few years ago.

We’re also told that VP of Marketing Cynthia Weiss is out after 23 years with the station. She began with Comcast Sports Net on day one of the operation.

Additionally, Digital Content Creator Brooke Destra took to Twitter to announce that she is out:

Outside of Philadelphia, there were a few cuts at the Chicago station –

We’ll keep an eye out for more news. Always a bummer when we get the Friday layoffs and firings news dump. Not sure who else is left at NBCSP these days. It feels like they have already cut 75% of the staff.