WLNS-TV to be Acquired By Nexstar

According to the Associated Press and Lansing State Journal, Nexstar has announced that it is buying rival TV station operator Media General after Meredith agreed to allow Media General to get out of a takeover bid for Meredith.

Media General is the parent company of WLNS-TV (Lansing), the Lansing-based television news station that covers eight counties in mid-Michigan. Media General has owned it for two years.