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May 27, 2015 2:37 AM ET


Company Overview of Fisher Communications, Inc.

Company Overview

Fisher Communications, Inc., an integrated media company, engages in television and radio broadcasting businesses. The company owns and operates 20 network-affiliated television stations, including a 50%-owned station; and Internet business, as well as 3 Seattle radio stations and 1 managed radio station in the western United States. Its television stations reach 4.5 million households. The company also operates Websites associated with its television and radio stations; 115 hyperlocal Websites focusing on news, information, and entertainment in the Seattle-Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Bakersfield, and Boise market areas; and entertainment and lifestyle Websites. Fisher Communications, Inc. was...

140 4th Avenue North

Suite 500

Seattle, WA 98109

United States

Founded in 1910

776 Employees





Key Executives for Fisher Communications, Inc.

President and Director
Age: 63
Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President
Age: 51
Chief Information Officer and Vice President
Age: 55
Senior Vice President of Regional Television, Vice President of KATU-TV (ABC) & KUNP-TV (Univision), Portland, Oregon and General Manager of KATU-TV (ABC) & KUNP-TV (Univision), Portland, Oregon
Vice President of Technology
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Fisher Communications, Inc. Key Developments

Fisher Communications, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Fisher Communications, Inc. announced that on August 8, 2013, it completed its merger with Sinclair Television of Seattle, Inc. whereby Merger Sub merged with and into Fisher with Fisher continuing as the surviving corporation and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair. The Merger was effected pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 11, 2013, by and among Fisher, Sinclair and Merger Sub. As a result of the Merger, all of the current directors of Fisher resigned from their directorships at Fisher, as of the effective time of the Merger. These resignations were not a result of any disagreements between Fisher and the former directors on any matter relating to Fisher's operations, policies or practices. Upon completion of the Merger, David B. Amy and David D. Smith became the directors of Fisher. In connection with the Merger, on August 8, 2013, Colleen B. Brown was removed from her position as Fisher's President and Chief Executive Officer, Hassan N. Natha was removed from his position as Fisher's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Christopher J. Bellavia was removed from his position as Fisher's Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Upon completion of the Merger, David D. Smith became Fisher's President, David B. Amy became Fisher's Secretary, Lucy Rutishauser became Fisher's Treasurer and David Bochenek became Fisher's Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.

Fisher Communications, Inc.(NasdaqGS:FSCI) dropped from NASDAQ Composite Index

Fisher Communications, Inc. will be removed from NASDAQ Composite Index.

Fisher to Settle Sinclair Takeover-Related Lawsuit

Fisher Communications Inc. entered into a memorandum of understanding to settle a purported class-action lawsuit filed in April in connection with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s pending purchase of the company. The memorandum sets forth the agreement in principle for settlement between parties to the litigation. The proposed settlement will be subject to court approval. Upon court approval, the settlement will result in a release of Fisher and its board from all claims challenging any aspect relating to the merger or the disclosures made in connection therewith. The litigation will be dismissed with prejudice.

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