Nexstar Sells 19 Stations to Scripps and Tegna

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Nexstar is selling off several of its stations as part of its deal to buy Tribune.

Scripps and Tegna will buy a combined 19 stations in 15 markets. Scripps will acquire eight stations including WPIX, the flagship station in New York City.

Tegna will buy eight stations, including WTIC, the largest market in Hartford, Conn.


Nexstar needed to divest stations in order to get FCC approval for its Tribune purchase. The total sale price for all 19 stations is $1.5 billion.

Tegna purchases:

  • WTIC/WCCT, Fox/CW affiliates in Hartford-New Haven, Conn.
  • WPMT, Fox affiliate in Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pa.
  • WATN/WLMT, ABC/CW affiliates in Memphis, Tenn.
  • WNEP, ABC affiliate in Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pa.
  • WOI/KCWI, ABC/CW affiliates in Des Moines-Ames, Iowa
  • WZDX, Fox affiliate in Huntsville-Decatur-Florence, Ala.
  • WQAD, ABC affiliate in Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island-Moline, Ill.
  • KFSM, CBS affiliate in Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.

Scripps purchases:

  • WPIX, the No. 5-ranked CW affiliate in New York City.
  • KASW, the CW affiliate in Phoenix, which joins the Scripps ABC affiliate there.
  • WSFL, the CW affiliate in Miami–Fort Lauderdale, adjacent to the Scripps NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • KSTU, the No. 2-ranked Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City.
  • WTKR, the No. 2-ranked CBS affiliate, and WGNT, the CW affiliate in Norfolk, Va.
  • WTVR, the No. 2-ranked CBS affiliate in Richmond, Va.
  • WXMI, the Fox affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich.