Entertainment Tonight has announced the departure of weekend anchor Matt Cohen and on-air correspondent Will Marfuggi amid a wave of layoffs.
The newsmagazine, which is syndicated in the United States, has reportedly let go of several staff members in an effort to cut costs. An ET representative declined to confirm the names of those laid off, but a source at the show confirmed the departures of Cohen and Marfuggi.
Cohen had been with the show since 2017, when he joined as a weekend anchor. He had previously worked as a correspondent for CBS News and as a reporter for ABC News. Marfuggi had been with ET since 2018, when he joined as an on-air correspondent.
The layoffs come as the entertainment industry continues to grapple with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Many shows and films have been put on hold, and the entertainment industry has been hit hard by the crisis.
ET has not yet commented on the layoffs, but the show is expected to make an official statement soon. In the meantime, fans of Cohen and Marfuggi are sending their best wishes to the two former ET staffers.