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  • **FILE** The headquarters for Sinclair Broadcast Group in Hunt Valley, Md., is seen here in 2004. (Associated Press)

    Sinclair to purchase Allbritton broadcast empire

    Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group will break into the lucrative Washington media market with the purchase of WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8 from the Allbritton family, which plans to focus more time and resources on its Washington-based political news website Politico and other online media following a nearly $1 billion deal announced Monday.

  • This image released by ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8, shows Joe Allbritton, founder of Allbrittion Communications. Allbritton, who became one of Washington's most influential men by building media and banking empires, died at the age of 87, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at a hospital in Houston, where he lived. His holdings include eight television stations, including WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington whose call letters bear his initials. (AP Photo/ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8)

    Joe Allbritton, 87, D.C. media, banking giant, dies

    Joe L. Allbritton, who became one of Washington's most influential men through a media conglomerate that included newspapers and television stations and a financial empire that once included Riggs Bank, died Wednesday. He was 87.

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