Pluria Marshall Jr., the CEO of Marshall Broadcasting, has sent a letter to FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel backing Standard General’s proposed acquisition of Tegna as being “in the public interest” and for providing “much-needed diversity and localism to America’s broadcasting landscape.”

“As CEO of Marshall Broadcasting Group – which previously owned Fox  affiliates in Iowa, Louisiana and Texas – I can speak firsthand to the  importance of people of color having a seat at a table that’s largely bereft of diverse representation,” the letter said. “I also can speak to the noble  character and ethical business practices of Soo Kim – unlike those  who’ve tried to cast aspersions on him and this deal. Kim is a man of  immense integrity who is committed to transforming the media  landscape to make it more reflective of the country he loves dearly.”

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TV Tech | by George Winslow