Blogger Laid Off at WKRN

Political blog producer A.C. Kleinheider was laid off at Young Broadcasting station WKRN Nashville, Tenn., president and general manager Gwen Kinsey confirmed.

Like many Young stations, WKRN has been slashing payroll. Kleinheider, who ran the station’s VolunteerVoters.com microsite, was the latest victim.

“Like many cherished colleagues before me at the Deuce, I have fallen prey to those unfortunate media budget cuts you hear about all too often these days,” Kleinheider posted.

Kleinheider’s official title was Web editor/reporter. He’d been on the job just short of two years.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the L.A. Times and New York magazine.