Scripps in talks about acquiring two Granite television stations

Feb 07, 2014, 15:44 ET from The E.W. Scripps Company

CINCINNATI, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is in talks with Granite Broadcasting Corp. over the possible acquisition of two Granite television stations.

No deal has been made with Granite, but Scripps will follow up with another announcement once the outcome is determined.

About Scripps The E.W. Scripps Company ( serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. Scripps owns 19 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. It also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including online multi-source video news provider Newsy. Scripps also produces television programming, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of one of the nation's largest, most successful and longest-running educational programs, Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1879, Scripps is focused on the stories of tomorrow.

SOURCE The E.W. Scripps Company