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CMT Layoffs Include Norman

An undisclosed number of CMT staffers have been laid off, including Nashville-based SVP/Business Strategy & Operations Suzanne Norman and New York-based SVP/Consumer Marketing & Creative Anthony Barton. Viacom MTV Group President Chris McCarthy said the changes "finalize the integration of CMT with a new, simplified structure" in a memo to remaining staff. He also said the network's focus on music and connection with Nashville will remain.