Kim Godwin restructures the leadership team following Disney's layoffs.

President of ABC News Kim Godwin is restructuring her senior leadership group and laying off 50 employees from the television news department.

Godwin wrote to coworkers on Thursday morning, "Teams all around the corporation are being impacted by the downsizing that was planned many weeks ago,

including our own ABC News family." Although these steps are never simple, they are necessary to make sure we are well-positioned for the future as we design a sustainable,

growth-oriented future for the entire organization, according to Godwin. While this is a dreadful time for all of us, especially for those who were directly impacted by these difficult choices,

it's important to keep in mind that as a whole, we are resilient and will come out of this era of change stronger than ever. Stacia Deshishku will oversee booking and investigative and enterprise reporting,

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Derek Medina talent strategy, production operations, and business affairs, and Katie den Daas will be in charge of news gathering. As part of the restructure,

ABC News' senior vice presidents of newsgathering Wendy Fisher, Galen Gordon, Mary Noonan, Alison Rudnick, Chris Vlasto, Heather Riley, and David Herndon are leaving the company.

A first round of layoffs was announced by CEO Bob Iger on Monday, followed by a second round before the summer and a third round in April. 50 employees will be let go by ABC News over time.

Disney fired Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter and made cuts to ABC News, its TV production and acquisitions teams, its "metaverse" division, and Marvel Entertainment.

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