CBS News Closes Its Tokyo Bureau As Network Cuts Costs

CBS News is shuttering its Tokyo bureau, impacting three employees, following earlier cost-cutting in the division.

Foreign correspondent Liz Palmer, who has been based in Tokyo, will move elsewhere. The network will continue to have a presence in Asia, the network said Wednesday.

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A network spokesperson said, “CBS News will continue to have a team in Asia, including an on-air correspondent. We also have a partnership with the BBC which provides us with additional resources in the region.”

The spokesperson added, “Liz Palmer, who took an assignment in Asia for the past few years, is one of the most highly respected international journalists in the industry and will continue to contribute to CBS News’ far-reaching global news coverage.”

The New York Post first reported on the bureau closure.

It is not yet clear where the on air-correspondent will be based. That could be in Beijing, where the network also has a bureau, according to a source.

In February, CBS News laid off about 20 employees as part of companywide cuts at Paramount Global. The layoffs impacted about 3% of the Paramount Global workforce.

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