14 July 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sam Champion's Weather Channel morning show, “Amhq,” has cut several production freelancers. The exact number kind of depends on who you talk to. A spokesperson for The Weather Channel told TheWrap that five freelancers were let go — which is a lower total than other outlets reported. The cable network also refuted reports that took the news even further, claiming staffer lay-offs and a hiring freeze: ”We did not lay anyone off. Period,” a spokesperson for The Weather Channel told TheWrap. “We did adjust our daily contractor schedule in the studio to gain some efficiency post launch. But no employees were cut. »

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