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The Allbritton Communications Company is a Washington, D.C.-area owner of television stations-all affiliated with ABC after signing an affiliation agreement in 1997.




Currently owned

Market Calls Channel Branding Link Notes
9 Washington, DC WJLA 7 "ABC7 News" [1] Flagship station of Allbritton; RTN on DT3
9 Washington, DC News Channel 8 8 "NewsChannel 8" [2] A 24-hour local cable news station
39 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania WHTM 27 "ABC27 News" [3] RTN on DT2
40 Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa, Alabama WBMA/WJSU/WCFT 58, 33 and 40 "ABC33/40 News" [4] Originally separate stations, WJSU and WCFT were former CBS affiliates before the agreement. WBMA-LP was launced in 1996 to complement ABC coverage only after WBRC switched to Fox.
56 Little Rock, Arkansas KATV 7 "Channel 7 News" [5]
61 Tulsa, Oklahoma KTUL 8 "NewsChannel 8" [6]
67 Lynchburg, Virginia/Roanoke, Virginia WSET 13 "ABC13 News" [7] RTN on DT2
97 Charleston, South Carolina WCIV 4 "ABC News 4" [8] Originally an NBC affiliate before agreement; swapped with WCBD

Formerly owned

Market Calls Channel Current Owner Notes
Jacksonville, Florida WJXX 25 Gannett was Independent until 1997, sold in 1999
Brunswick, Georgia WPXC-TV 21 ION Media Networks became ABC in 1996, sold in 2001


Allbritton launched The Politico, a political news website and newspaper on January 23, 2007, the day of the 2007 State of the Union Address.

In October, 2009, Allbritton announced that it planned to launch an online-only news site for the Washington, D.C., area in spring, 2010. The site "will build on a merger of the Web pages now fielded by the company's television stations, WJLA-TV (Channel 7) and its cable sibling, NewsChannel 8," according to the Washington Post. Jim Brady, a former Post editor, will run the site, which does not yet have a name.[1]

Albritton owned the Washington Evening Star (1975–1978).


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