Albritton exploring sale of local TV stations

WASHINGTON – Politico publisher Robert Allbritton says he is exploring options for his television company, including the sale of local television stations, Politico reports.

Virginia-based Albritton Communications owns ABC7 and News Channel 8 in D.C.

Allbritton says he now plans to use his resources to increase his commitment to Politico and invest in companies that follow the Politico model of targeted media coverage.

The company currently serves roughly 5 percent of all U.S. viewers.

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