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PRESS RELEASE: ABC15 and East Valley Tribune form partnership

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Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7:03 am

As the East Valley Tribune/ABC15 partnership takes hold in the coming weeks, find details of new features and new ways the Tribune is aiming to better serve its loyal readers right here on this page. [Shortened link:]

Press release:

For Immediate Release

August 5, 2012

Phoenix -- ABC15 and the East Valley Tribune have entered into a partnership that will enable the station and paper to better serve television viewers, readers and online audiences throughout the state of Arizona.

The partnership will have very deep digital root with and The multi-faceted cooperation also establishes a formal relationship between the news departments of both operations.

“It’s exciting to partner with a news organization that believes in the same core values that we do at ABC15”, said Anita Helt, vice president and general manager at ABC15. “Building relationships is one of the best ways to make Arizona a better place to live.”

“This venture will allow the Tribune, and ABC15 to better serve our audiences, both in the East Valley and across the Phoenix region,” said Terry Horne, publisher of the Tribune and general manager of 1013 Communications Arizona, the Tribune’s parent company. “The partnership improves our positions as the region’s premier information sources. We think ABC15 is a perfect match for how we see ourselves doing business and serving our audience.”

The partnership between ABC15 and the East Valley Tribune begins immediately.

For media inquiries, contact:

Suzanna Stanton

ABC15 [Community Manager] 


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Brett Fera

East Valley Tribune [Web Editor]


About Scripps

Scripps ( is a leading media enterprise driven to develop and expand its digital strategies including social gaming, while embracing its rich history in delivering quality journalism through television stations, newspapers and Scripps Howard News Service. Creative, talented and energetic employees are leading the way at 19 television stations in major cities such as Denver, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Tampa.

The Scripps digital group is growing and gaining momentum with new product offerings, enhancements, and technology that gives customers more options than ever before to find the information and entertainment they crave.

About East Valley Tribune

A community-focused news source serving audiences through print, online and mobile platforms, the East Valley Tribune ( has long positioned itself as a leader of news, information and interactivity for metro Phoenix’s fastest-growing region. With a core audience that includes the communities of Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, and Tempe, the Tribune is operated by 1013 Communications Arizona, which also owns the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Daily News-Sun (Sun City), Glendale-Peoria Today, Surprise Today, The Explorer (Tucson), and Arizona Interactive Media. Since acquiring the Tribune and its subsidiaries in 2010, 1013 Communications has further grown its national profile through the acquisition of a series of news outlets in Dallas, Texas and other metropolitan areas.

More on 1013 Communications is available at

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