Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsTribune Co
IN THE NEWS

Tribune Co

BUSINESS
August 6, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
The Wall Street madam running against Eliot Spitzer for New York City comptroller was arrested on suspicion of selling drugs -- probably a negative for her campaign. Kristin Davis, a busty platinum blond who ran a high-end prostitution business, was arrested on charges of selling prescription drugs, including oxycodone, the active ingredient in OxyContin and Percocet. David “sold hundreds of prescription pills containing amphetamine, alprazolam, zolpidem, and carisoprodol to a person she knew from prior purchases and sales to be a drug dealer,” according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Joe Flint
The consolidation of the television industry continued Monday with Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group striking a $985-million deal to acquire Allbritton Communications, owner of seven television stations. For Sinclair, this is the second major acquisition it has made in this year. In April, it bought Fisher Communications Inc., owner of 20 television stations, for $373 million. Allbritton's biggest assets are WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., and NewsChannel 8, an all-news cable station serving the nation's capital.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
For Arsenio Hall, revisiting the talk show circuit after a nearly 20-year absence, comes with at least two caveats for the Dog Pound looking to get reacquainted with their ol' late night pal: less hair, littler shoulder pads. "It's kind of the same Arsenio you know," Hall joked while promoting his upcoming late-night talker, "The Arsenio Hall Show," Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour.  Hall made a splash on the late-night arena in the late '80s and early '90s, with his hit syndicated talk show, bringing a new voice to the scene and creating memorable moments along the way (he cites Magic Johnson's revealing he had HIV, and then-presidential hopeful Bill Clinton playing the saxophone as his most personally memorable shows)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before gearing up for yet another TV press tour. The Skinny: I caught up on the last two episodes of CBS's "Under the Dome" over the weekend. I've decided viewers needs to watch "Under the Dome" as if they were watching "Sharknado. " If I nitpick, I'll turn it off after five minutes. But if I goof on it, it is tolerable. Monday's headlines include the weekend box office recap and speculation about the future of CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo. Daily Dose: CBS and Time Warner Cable have just over two days to either agree to a new distribution deal or extend the old one. Otherwise, CBS content will disappear from millions of Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere around the country.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
After announcing a plan to split its newspaper unit into a separate company, Tribune Co. is turning its attention to its real estate. The media company announced Tuesday the hiring of Murray McQueen to fill the newly created position of president of real estate. He will assess whether Tribune is making as much money as it can from its holdings, including its historic newspaper properties. “We have more than seven million square feet of space under management from coast to coast, including the historic Tribune Tower in Chicago and Times Mirror Square in Los Angeles,” Peter Liguori, Tribune's chief executive, wrote in a memo to employees.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
With the planned spinoff of its newspaper unit underway, Tribune Co. is turning its attention to its real estate. The media company announced Tuesday the hiring of real estate veteran Murray McQueen to fill the newly created position of president of real estate. He will assess whether Tribune is making as much money as it can from its holdings, including the historic Los Angeles Times headquarters in downtown L.A. All told, the company owns more than 7 million square feet of real estate, including buildings, printing plants and other facilities.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting my Comic-Con costume ready. The Skinny: Some folks are griping about the humidity here this week but having recently spent some time back East let me tell you we still have it pretty good. Thursday's headlines include analysis of Tribune's decision to spin off its newspapers and a review of "Orange is the New Black. " Daily Dose: It is unlikely that the Who song "You Better, You Bet" would be on any hard-core fan's list of all-time favorites from the rock band.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2013 | By Meg James
Tribune Co.'s plan to spin off its newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, into a stand-alone publishing company follows in the footsteps of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. -- and other media companies. Nearly two weeks ago, News Corp. divided into two separate companies: 21st Century Fox and the much smaller publishing group News Corp. 21st Century Fox contains the hugely profitable television networks, including Fox News Channel and Fox Broadcasting, 20th Century Fox movie studio and interests in satellite TV services around the globe.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out if I get stock options. The Skinny: Apologies for running a little late this morning. Wednesday's headlines include Tribune Co. splitting off its newspaper unit into a separate company, Rupert Murdoch agreeing to appear before Parliament agan and Meredith Vieira getting a new daytime talk show. Daily Dose: While Fox Sports is busy promoting the launch of Fox Sports 1, its new national cable channel that debuts in August, it is still staying quiet on Fox Sport 2, the sister channel it has in the works.
BUSINESS
July 10, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton and Meg James
Tribune Co. is getting out of the faltering newspaper business, but probably not the way it hoped. The media giant announced Wednesday that it will spin off its publishing unit into a separate company, a maneuver that's likely to delay a long-expected sale of the Los Angeles Times. The spinoff could take nine months to a year to complete. The new entity, to be called Tribune Publishing Co., would comprise The Times, the Chicago Tribune and six other daily papers. All other assets, including the company's real estate holdings and stakes in several Internet sites, would remain part of Tribune Co. The spinoff would be tax-free to Tribune shareholders.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|