SouthComm Communications, Inc., a Tennessee-based media and publishing company, has acquired LEO, an alternative weekly newspaper serving the Louisville area, from Times Publishing Co. of Pennsylvania.
The acquisition was announced to staff this morning.
“We’re very pleased to be bringing LEO into the SouthComm fold,” said Chris Ferrell, Chief Executive Officer of SouthComm Communications. “Our vision is to build a family of niche publications that produces quality products for distinct audiences. With its strong track record of insightful and relevant coverage of the Louisville area, LEO fits that mold perfectly.”
LEO publisher Pam Brooks said she intends for LEO to keep doing what it has always done — challenge perceptions, provide strong, well-rounded reporting and be a comprehensive guide to the area’s goings-on.
“LEO has evolved into the Louisville area’s most urbane and challenging newsweekly by looking beyond the surface and delivering locally relevant information that can’t be found elsewhere,” said Brooks. “We look forward to tapping the talents of the SouthComm team to help us provide even more value to our readers, advertisers and publishing partners.”
For information about the sale, contact publisher Pam Brooks at (502) 895-9770 x217 or via e-mail. For information about the newspaper, contact managing editor Stephen George at (502) 895-9770 x214 or via e-mail. (Staff)