Will Zell Buy the San Diego Tribune?

fistfulofzell.jpgOh, we hope so! You know, for comedy’s sake.

As L.A. Observed points out, it’s not likely, but the Wall Street Journal makes the speculation:

Might Sam Zell double down in the Southern California newspaper market? The buzz is that Mr. Zell’s Tribune Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times, is looking at the San Diego Union-Tribune, now being sold. Given the debt load hanging over his own media group, Mr. Zell is a more obvious seller. But predictable is one thing that Mr. Zell is not.

Stay tuned…