Media General opens Washington bureau
Richmond-basedMedia General Inc. has opened a Washington, D.C., bureau and named Jim Osman as bureau chief.
Media General owns 71 television stations in 48 markets. The company said the Washington bureau will provide breaking news, political coverage, analysis and in-depth investigative reporting to its TV stations and digital businesses.
Osman is an 18-time Emmy Award winning political and investigative reporter. Most recently, he was contributing reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington. Before that, he served as the national investigative correspondent for Scripps Television and the company’s Washington bureau chief.
Media General previously had a Washington bureau primarily serving its newspapers until March 2009. The company sold almost all of its newspapers to World Media Enterprises Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., in 2012. Media General had only 18 television stations at that time.