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As AT&T folds WarnerMedia into the broader Turner entertainment group, the TruTV network has laid off “most of its programming and marketing staffers,” according to a report.

According to Variety, , TruTV has laid off around 50 people in New York and Atlanta, in the wake of TruTV president Chris Linn, programming chief Marissa Ronca and marketing/digital chief Puja Vohra leaving earlier this year. Kevin Reilly, WarnerMedia’s president of TBS, TNT and truTV and chief content officer of WarnerMedia direct-to-consumer (D2C) business, has absorbed responsibility for the cable network.

“I strongly believe that bringing these networks together will allow us to maximise their potential and keep these important businesses vibrant for years to come,” Reilly said in a memo to employees obtained by Variety. “The combined power of the platforms, managed by one incredible executive team, will enable us to continue attracting top creative talent and maximizing audience delivery and value creation.”

He added, “Change is never easy. But as we transform, our networks will continue to be places where we can all be proud to work. I certainly am, every day.”