Former Media General and Young Broadcasting (remember them?) executive Deb McDermott is back in the game.

Standard Media, of which McDermott is CEO, is buying two of the last three Citadel Communications stations, shelling out $83 million.

The two stations are both ABC affiliates – WLNE in Providence, R.I., and KLKN in Lincoln and Hastings-Kearney, NE.

Everybody’s excited.
“We are excited to work with the talented teams in Providence and Lincoln to grow the business with a strong focus on high quality local news,” said McDermott.

Citadel sold three of its five network-affiliated stations to Nexstar Broadcasting Group in 2014

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