Sinclair Broadcast Group to add 367 jobs in Hunt Valley
HUNT VALLEY, Md. (WBFF) - Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., plans to double the workforce at its national headquarters in Hunt Valley.
The company, one of the country's largest TV broadcasting companies, announced Wednesday it plans to add 367 full-time employees by 2023, according to a news release from Baltimore County.
Sinclair also plans to invest $12 million to combine its Baltimore County operations into three Hunt Valley buildings. It currently employs 333 people in Maryland.
WBFF FOX45 is owned by Sinclair and is the company's flagship station.
The state's Department of Commerce has approved a conditional $1.3 million loan to help with project costs, and Baltimore County is also giving a $130,000 conditional loan, according to the news reelease.
"Sinclair has been growing and has tripled in size in the last six years. Now, our momentum continues as we roll out our plans to double that growth and our size over the coming five years. This is an exciting time for Sinclair as we work toward the completion of our acquisition of Tribune Media Company," said Chris Ripley, president & CEO of Sinclair, in a statement.
Sinclair was formed in 1986 by David Smith and his three brothers. The company owns 193 television stations across 589 channels nationwide.
"This is tremendous news for Baltimore County and our state," said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in the statement.