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Local TV LLC is a limited liability company, owned by Oak Hill Capital Partners (and formerly by the New York Times Company), which operates 20 local network-affiliated television stations in the United States.[1][2]



Local TV was created in December 2006, after Oak Hill Capital entered into an agreement with The New York Times Company to purchase nine local network-affiliated television stations; on May 7, 2007, the sale was completed as one part of a larger sale of the New York Times Company's Broadcast Media Group "for approximately $575 million."[3] At 12:01 a.m., Local TV assumed ownership of the nine television stations, located in "eight mid-sized markets."[2]

On December 21, 2007, Tribune Company and Local TV agreed to form a "broadcast management company" to provide management services to both Tribune Company's and Local TV's stations.[4] The next day, December 22, 2007, Local TV announced plans to acquire eight Fox owned-and-operated stations from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, completing that sale on July 14, 2008.[5] The Tribune Company operates 23 television stations.[6]

In addition to the management agreement, Tribune Interactive provided the platform for the websites of all the LocalTV stations and transitioned them from other website hosts such as Fox Interactive and World Now. Additionally, Tribune has also made those stations charter affiliates of their Antenna TV digital subchannel network, which launched in January 2011 (though stations within the Local TV group only signed-on the network gradually, with the last ones beginning to broadcast the network in late April 2011). However, in early 2012, the websites of the Local TV stations transitioned away from Tribune Digital (the renamed Tribune Interactive) to new platforms hosted by

Although it is headquartered near Cincinnati, it currently does not own a TV station in its home market.


President and chief executive officer (CEO) is Robert (Bobby) Lawrence, who, Local TV announced on December 20, 2007, would succeed Randy Michaels (aka Benjamin Homel), former CEO of Clear Channel Communications and Local TV's first CEO, who became Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Tribune Company, on May 7, 2008.[1][7][8]

Chief financial officer (CFO) of Local TV is Pam Taylor.[1]


DMA# City of license/Market Station Channel
DT / Virtual
Owned Since Affiliation Acquired from
17. Denver KDVR 32 / 31 2008 Fox FTSG
Fort Collins, Colorado KFCT
(satellite of KDVR)
21 / 22 2008 Fox FTSG
18. Cleveland - Akron WJW 8 / 8 2008 Fox FTSG
21. St. Louis KTVI 43 / 2 2008 Fox FTSG
31. Kansas City, Missouri WDAF-TV 34 / 4 2008 Fox FTSG
32. Salt Lake City KSTU 28 / 13 2008 Fox FTSG
35. Milwaukee WITI 33 / 6 2008 Fox FTSG
43. Norfolk - Portsmouth - Newport News WTKR 40 / 3 2007 CBS NYT
WGNT 50 / 27 2010 The CW CBSTVS
45. Oklahoma City KFOR-TV 27 / 4 2007 NBC NYT
KAUT-TV 40 / 43 2007 MyNetworkTV NYT
47. High Point - Greensboro -
Winston-Salem, N.C.
WGHP 35 / 8 2008 Fox FTSG
48. Memphis WREG-TV 28 / 3 2007 CBS NYT
54. Scranton - Wilkes Barre, PA WNEP-TV 50 / 16 2007 ABC NYT
57. Richmond, Virginia WTVR-TV 25 / 6 2009 CBS Raycom
73. Des Moines WHO-DT 13 / 13 2007 NBC NYT
79. Huntsville, Alabama WHNT-TV 19 / 19 2007 CBS NYT
99. Moline, Illinois (Quad Cities) WQAD-TV 38 / 8 2007 ABC NYT
Davenport, Iowa (Quad Cities) WBQD-LP 261 38.3 / 8.3 1 MyNetworkTV 1
100. Fort Smith - Fayetteville, AR KFSM-TV 18 / 5 2007 CBS NYT
KXNW 34 / 34 2012 MyNetworkTV Riverside Media


  • All of Local TV's Fox affiliates and one CBS affiliate (WTVR-TV) are technically owned by a subsidiary company, FoxCo Acquisition Sub, LLC, and managed by Local TV.
  • 1 WBQD-LP is owned by Four Seasons Broadcasting, an affiliate of the Venture Technologies Group, and operated by WQAD-TV through a local marketing agreement. It still broadcasts in analog on channel 26.

Former Local TV stations

DMA# Market Station, Channel Number Years Owned Currently Notes
40. Birmingham, Alabama WBRC 6 2008 2009 Fox network affiliate owned by Raycom Media Swapped with WTVR-TV.


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