NBC reporter David Bloom, who provided around-the-clock reports for the broadcast network and its sister cable station MSNBC while embedded with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq, died Sunday of an apparent pulmonary embolism.

NBC has announced it plans to cut as many as 600 positions from its broadcast, cable and station staffs in an attempt to reduce operating costs. Meanwhile, reports say cuts at CNN could eliminate as many as 1,000 jobs.