Warren Buffett's BH Media Group will purchase The Roanoke Times from Landmark Media Enterprises on Friday.
The acquisition was announced today at an employee meeting by Landmark Chairman and CEO Frank Batten Jr. Landmark has owned The Roanoke Times since 1969.
Terry Jamerson, a vice president of BH Media and publisher of the Lynchburg News and Advance, has been named publisher of The Roanoke Times, according to a news release from BH Media. Jamerson replaces Debbie Meade, who has been the Times' publisher since 2007.
"I'm looking forward to working with the team at The Roanoke Times, which is truly one of Virginia's outstanding newspapers and digital enterprises. All of us at BH Media are excited to become associated with a newspaper that consistently delivers quality news and information for the greater Roanoke area," Jamerson said.