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Sinclair Broadcast Group announced this morning they are purchasing Tribune Media for $3.9 billion.

Sinclair owns CBS 2/Fox 28 in Cedar Rapids, and the purchase of Tribune adds 42 new TV news stations including big market stations Los Angeles New York and Chicago.

Sinclair President and CEO Chris Ripley said "This is a pivotal time for broadcast, and we are excited to reach more communities across the United States, as well as better serve our consumers and advertisers with new technologies that will super charge our capabilities."

In Cedar Rapids, CBS 2/FOX 28 has recently been busy remodeling its TV news studio for a sharper, sleeker look.

The KRNA Morning Show will interview CBS 2 anchor Scott Sanborn this Friday to discuss his latest segment of his TV news series "Created in the Corridor".

We'll also ask Scott what he thinks of the new expansion of Sinclair broadcast group and how it may impact our local TV stations.

[source: CBS2 News]