CNBC.com layoffs include senior editor, Mad Money digital producer
Talking Biz News has confirmed that the following business journalists were among the eight laid off at CNBC.com on Friday:
Mark Koba (right) was a senior editor at CNBC.com. Topics for his feature story writing include the business of politics, health care, employment and the economy. Before working at CNBC.com, he spent 11 years at Bloomberg LP, where among various duties, he was program producer for the award-winning “Bloomberg Small Business” television show.
Hired in May 2013, Amy Langfield was on the enterprise team as a content editor. She came from NBCNews.com, where she reported and edited stories for the business sections of Today.com and NBCNews.com. Previously, Langfield created and ran the NewYorkology website and served as editor, lead reporter and resident photographer. She used the award-winning site and Twitter feed to share everything her audience could possibly want to know about what was going on in New York.
Lee Brodie was a digital producer for “Mad Money with Jim Cramer.” Past credits include “Trading Spaces” and “Entertainment Tonight.” He has also produced shows for History, MSNBC, NBC Productions, PBS and more. He received a 2007 Daytime Emmy award for the A&E documentary “A Question of Life or Meth.” Brodie also received an Emmy award for his coverage of the New York theater scene in “Live from Broadway with Pat Collins.” His first job in media was also with NBC, as a page.
Drew Sandholm was a producer for CNBC, writing articles and working on special features for CNBC.com. Before joining CNBC, he reported for the investigative unit at ABC News and was a television anchor/reporter at an ABC News affiliate. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Mass Communications and English from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn.
Gloria McDonough-Taub was the senior editor of blogs at CNBC.com and the author of the network’s blog, “Bullish on Books.” She reviewed the books that came in to CNBC and worked with the shows to decide which author has a good enough story to be featured on its site or on air.
Bruno Navarro worked in various roles at The Associated Press, MSNBC.com and Women’s Wear Daily before coming to CNBC in 2012. Previously, he had worked at newspapers such as The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey and The New Mexican in Santa Fe, N.M.