Latest from Sarah Ellison

With his star status secure at CNN, Chris Cuomo skirts controversy again

Although some colleagues privately gripe about his involvement in his brother’s politics, the prime-time host remains a ratings star — and a favorite of CNN President Jeff Zucker.
  • May 26, 2021

Tribune shareholders vote to sell legendary chain of newspapers to a hedge fund

It appears to mark the defeat of a year-long effort by the newspapers’ journalists, concerned about Alden Global Capital's cost-cutting practices, to find wealthy local buyers instead.
  • May 21, 2021

Chris Cuomo took part in strategy calls advising his brother, the New York governor, on how to respond to sexual harassment allegations

In a statement, CNN acknowledged that the anchor engaged in conversations with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his staff, saying that his participation was ‘inappropriate’ and that he will not take part in such discussions in the future.
  • May 20, 2021

Patrick Soon-Shiong is still trying to save the Los Angeles Times. Some hope he’ll do more than that.

As the Tribune newspapers face a possible sale to a hedge fund, some journalists yearn for the biotech billionaire to play another savior role.
  • May 20, 2021

In a hedge fund’s bid for Tribune’s newspapers, a hidden risk lurks in the fine print

Experts say Alden Global Capital’s bid to take over Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other newspapers isn’t what it seems.
  • May 6, 2021

Chris Ruddy and Newsmax went all-in on Trump. Now they might pay a price for it.

The conservative media entrepreneur became Trump’s most quotable friend. His cable channel became one of the biggest promoters of Trump’s election-fraud fantasies.
  • May 6, 2021

Kevin Merida is named executive editor of Los Angeles Times

The veteran Washington Post reporter and editor takes over the California newsroom after launching the Undefeated for ESPN.
  • May 3, 2021

A political group’s hiring of Mark Halperin draws protests from staffers

The group, No Labels, faced internal dissension over its decision to employ the political analyst, who faced multiple accusations of sexual harassment.
  • Apr 22, 2021

With a billionaire’s change of mind, Tribune newspapers seem to be on track for a sale to a hedge fund

But even as the company sets a date to vote on an Alden Global Capital deal, Maryland’s Stewart Bainum seeks new partners to help him counter the offer.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Swiss billionaire backs out of offer to buy Tribune Publishing Co.

Maryland business executive Stewart Bainum Jr. is still interested in making an offer.
  • Apr 17, 2021