The Allbritton Communications Company is an American media company that owns and operates several broadcast television stations and other media in the United States. Based in Arlington, Virginia, its broadcast stations have been affiliated with the ABC network since 1997. Allbritton also owns Politico, a political journalism organization, and NewsChannel 8, a regional cable television network serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Allbritton is currently held by Perpetual Corporation, a private holding company owned by the family of Allbritton founder Joe L. Allbritton.
In May 2013, reports surfaced that Allbritton was planning to sell its television stations; the move came as a result of their declining revenue, and the increasing success of Politico, which "continues to carry no debt, funds all investment with operating income and will still turn a profit, again, in 2013."
Television stations 
Currently owned 
Note: two boldface asterisks appearing following a station's call letters (**) indicate a station that was built and signed-on by The Washington Star Company (predecessor of Allbritton Communications).
||Flagship station of Allbritton; Live Well Network on DT3
||A 24-hour local cable news station
||RTV on DT2
||58, 33 and 40
||Originally separate stations, WJSU and WCFT were CBS affiliates before the agreement. WBMA-LP was launched in 1996 to complement ABC coverage only after WBRC switched to Fox.
||Little Rock, Arkansas
||"Tulsa's Channel 8"
||Lynchburg, Virginia/Roanoke, Virginia
||RTV on DT2
||Charleston, South Carolina
||"ABC News 4"
||Originally an NBC affiliate before agreement; swapped with WCBD. MeTV on DT2.
Formerly owned 
Allbritton launched Politico, a political news website and newspaper on January 23, 2007, the day of the 2007 State of the Union Address.
Allbritton launched Washington-area local news web site TBD in 2010. The site merged the web pages of the company's television stations, WJLA-TV (Channel 7) and its cable sibling, NewsChannel 8. Jim Brady, a former Washington Post editor, ran the site. Allbritton shut down TBD in 2012.
Allbritton owned the Washington Evening Star (1975–1978).
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