Conservative media mogul Glenn Beck has laid off greater than 20 % of employees at TheBlaze, his right-wing news source organization, & the Mercury Radio Arts, his production company.

The cuts have been formally announced Thurs. by Beck  in an op-ed on TheBlaze.com. The- company’s total payroll once reached roughly 300, still cuts within the previous couple of years of time of time halved in that number. Numerous reports put the headcount affected by this spherical of layoffs between 100 & 150, which suggests anywhere from 20 to 30 people lost employment.

In an op-ed titled “A message from Glenn Beck: A Heavy Heart & the Road Ahead,� he laid out the issues his company faces.

“Today, we stated goodbye to only over 20 % of the combined workforce of Mercury Radio Arts & TheBlaze (with a lot of the changes occurring at TheBlaze),â€� he stated. “We are losing a whole lot of gifted & dedicated colleagues, who’re a number of the best human beings I know  —  some have been buddies of mine for 30 years of time of time.â€�

“We usually are not PBS,â€� he added. “No authorities institution goes to write down us an enormous verify. The- structural challenges facing media corporations today are real; however, when someone  — anyone  — tells me in that one thing can’t be done, it solely makes me more decided to prove them wrong.â€� Beck didn’t specify the “structural challengesâ€� facing his organization.

TheBlaze was founded by Beck in 2011 & broadcasts on regional cable networks across the USA. It additionally offers content on-line at TheBlaze.com.

Mockingly, Beck’s layoffs occur just as one of his former high-profile contributors, Tomi Lahren, formally announced a brand new affiliation with Fox. She sued Beck & TheBlaze earlier this yr for wrongful termination. The- suit says her pro-choice stance on pregnancy, as exposed in an interview on “The View,� led to her firing.