Call it glow down?
Sources say CNN has let go of nearly all its makeup artists, leaving just four at its NYC studios. The artists learned of the layoffs on a company call last week, we hear. Most CNN reporters have been doing their own makeup for on-air spots during the pandemic.
We hear that top talent will still be professionally made up, such as Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Brian Stelter.
An insider told us: “It’s an industry-wide problem. We had full-time makeup artists and freelancers … The staff have been paid since the pandemic started, which doesn’t make financial sense.”