Ellen DeGeneres Increases Staff Benefits, Promotes tWitch to Co-Producer

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Things seem like they're moving in the right direction for staff at The Ellen Degeneres Show.

On top of the awesome news that resident DJ tWitch has been promoted to co-executive producer after six years on the show, staffers are seeing more good changes behind the scenes. Following allegations of a toxic work environment at the long-running daytime talk show, employees will be getting some additional benefits, Variety confirmed.

According to the report, citing a source "familiar with the series," those benefits include birthdays off, paid time for doctors' appointments and family matters as well as five paid days off.

Per another source, "Insiders said the new perks and a direct address from DeGeneres have improved morale this week, as rehearsals for DeGeneres' spinoff show Ellens' Game of Games resumed, and the talk show team began waking up production offices and sound stages."

The announcements have been met with a positive response, a third source, who used to work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, explained. "Some former employees are happy to hear about the changes. After all, people spoke out in the first place because they wanted current staffers to have a better working experience," the source shared. "It will be interesting to see how the season goes on."

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