Virginian-Pilot sold to Chicago-based publisher Tronc

NORFOLK

The Virginian-Pilot has been sold to a Chicago-based newspaper publisher, officials said today.

The purchaser is Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing. It owns metropolitan papers in cities such as Chicago, New York, Baltimore and Orlando. It also owns the Daily Press of Newport News.

The cash purchase price was $34 million.

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