KCBS Reporter Chris Filippi was shown the door--it was a cost-cutting move pure and simple.
Filippi was well-respected and liked at the station but that doesn't matter in CBS corporate circles where lean and mean has become the operative business model.
Filippi may have been well-regarded as a street reporter and journalist but there's hundreds of those individuals out there.
Filippi got caught up in a numbers game, pure and simple. The bottom line always rules.
Filippi isn't the last at KCBS to get pink-slipped.