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Covington Advises Washington Post on Acquisition of Miami NBC Station


WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2008 — The Washington Post Company has reached an agreement with NBC to acquire WTVJ, the NBC owned and operated television station in Miami, Florida. Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc., a Washington Post Company subsidiary, will continue to operate WTVJ as an NBC affiliate. Covington & Burling LLP advised The Washington Post Company on the purchase, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2008.

The Covington team was led by corporate partner Michael Cutler and associate Matthew Franker. Communications and media senior counsel Jonathan Blake, partner Jennifer Johnson, and associate Matthew DelNero advised on FCC matters. All are resident in the firm’s Washington office.

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