Walter Mencken 1 p.m., May 1
More Layoffs at Union-Tribune
More employees went to the guillotine at the Union-Tribune today (June 14). The move was completely unexpected, according to sources who know the inside. Getting laid off were David Ogul of the metro desk; Cathy Snapp of the business section; Don Sevrens, long-time editor who was most recently an editorial writer; Nancy Wyld, one-time bean counter who took on added responsibilities such as readers' representative, and Jim Skovmand of the photo desk. Robert York who was once senior editor for visuals, and then moved into sports, was moved into advertising. It is possible that Wyld took another job within the company; I wasn't able to determine if that is true.