Posts Tagged ‘allbritton communications’

General Manager of WJLA Out as Sale of Station Is Nearly Finalized

The general manager of WJLA—the local ABC affiliate–wrote in an e-mail to his staff Monday that he just learned his last day heading the station would be Sept. 30. Bill Lord's departure comes after the Federal Communications Commission approved Sinclair Broadcast Group's $985 million purchase of TV stations owned by Allbritton Communications, including WJLA and NewsChannel8. [...]

TBD’s Night of the Long Knives

Allbritton Communications is giving up on its efforts to reinvent local news for the online era.
Staffers at, launched with great fanfare by Politico's parent company last summer, were informed one at a time this morning by editor Erik Wemple that significant layoffs were on the way, and then told whether they were among those [...]