Billionaire investor Patrick Soon-Shiong denies report of LA Times sale

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The Wall Street Journal reported that the investor, who bought the newspaper in 2018, was looking to sell the publication. (

“WSJ article inaccurate. We are committed to the @LATimes,” Soon-Shiong said in a tweet

Soon-Shiong bought the publication for $500 million cash, along with the San Diego Union-Tribune and some other newspapers from Chicago-based publisher Tronc Inc, now known as Tribune Publishing Co (NASDAQ:TPCO).

Earlier this week, Alden Global Capital said it will buy Tribune Publishing, the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in a $630 million deal.

Soon-Shiong, a South African-born high-profile biotech executive and physician, is also part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team and runs several medical companies.