Scripps Acquires 15 Stations from Cordillera Communications

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Scripps has acquired more local stations.

The broadcast company announced the acquisition of 15 TV stations in 10 markets from Cordillera Communications.

“This acquisition furthers Scripps’ strategies to increase the financial durability and operating performance of our broadcast portfolio,” said Brian Lawlor, president of Local Media. “We welcome these stations’ employees to the Scripps team and look forward to working together to continue our strong commitment to journalism and serving local communities.”


The purchase adds more NBC and CBS stations to the network’s profile. Scripps now owns 52 stations in 36 markets. Scripps also announced it will purchase eight stations from the Nexstar-Tribune merger, which will bump its portfolio to 60 once the transaction is approved.

The stations joining Scripps’ television portfolio today are:

WLEX, the NBC affiliate in Lexington, Ky.
KOAA, the NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colo.
KATC, the ABC affiliate in Lafayette, La.
KSBY, the NBC affiliate in Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo, Calif.
KRIS, the NBC affiliate, and KAJA, a Telemundo affiliate, in Corpus Christi, Texas
KPAX and KAJJ, the CBS affiliates in Missoula, Mont.
KTVQ, the CBS affiliate in Billings, Mont.
KXLF and KBZK, the CBS affiliates in Butte-Bozeman, Mont.
KRTV, the CBS affiliate, and KTGF, the NBC affiliate, in Great Falls, Mont.
KTVH, the NBC affiliate, and KXLH, the CBS affiliate, in Helena, Mont.