March 12, 2007

Local TV Newsroom Staff Levels, by Market Size

Mkt 1-25 Mkt 26-50 Mkt 51-100 Mkt 101-150 Mkt 151+
1998 67 45 35 24 15
1999 54.3 44.7 31.8 23.4 15.3
2000 77 44.5 35.1 24.7 17.8
2001 57.5 45.9 34.9 22.3 15.8
2002 50 44 36.9 24.1 19.1
2003 51.1 52.8 37.1 23.3 17.9
2004 56.6 51.2 36.6 24 17.7
2005 64.4 51 37.5 24.2 17.9

While most markets have had a steady number of staff, the top 25 stations have seen a growth since 2003.