Tronc Emerges as Likely Us Weekly Buyer

Newspaper publisher Tronc is in discussions to buy Us Weekly from Wenner Media, according to sources close to the situation. The deal is rumored to be in the range of $90 million.

This would be the first celebrity magazine buy for Tronc — formerly known as Tribune Publishing — which owns many of the country’s largest newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago TribuneUs Weekly comes with a hefty digital footprint, with 21.9 million digital monthly uniques, according to comScore. This would be a major asset to Tronc as it looks to expand in the digital arena.

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