Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc. will assume management responsibilities for all aspects of the Easy Reader business, including all of its print publications and Internet sites.
Easy Reader, along with its sister publications, Beach, Peninsula People and Drop Zone, will maintain their primary business offices in Hermosa Beach.
Easy Reader publisher Kevin Cody will continue in his role.
"Easy Reader has a four-decade long history of serving the journalistic needs of the beach communities of Los Angeles. Our agreement with Freedom Communications gives us the financial and managerial resources to build on that legacy," Cody said.
It is anticipated that the existing staff will continue and expand upon their current roles.
Aaron Kushner, co-owner and Chief Executive Officer of Freedom Communications, said, "Kevin Cody, Richard Budman and the entire Easy Reader team have built over many years a fabulous franchise of local journalism and publications supporting local advertisers, which fit perfectly with how we strive to build community. We couldn't be more excited to work with and welcome the Easy Reader staff to our broader Freedom Communications mission of building community. And we are looking forward to expanding the breadth and depth of what we are able to provide to readers and advertisers in the coming years.”
About Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc.
Freedom Communications, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is a privately-owned company that publishes five daily newspapers - the Daily Press in Victorville, Calif., the Desert Dispatch in Barstow, Calif., the Long Beach Register in Long Beach, Calif., the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif. and the Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Calif. with a sixth daily newspaper soon to be launched, the Los Angeles Register. Freedom also publishes more than 30 community newspapers that serve specific cities, audiences and geographic areas, including Spanish-language Excelsior and La Prensa. Freedom publishes highly designed glossy magazines and operates a custom publishing unit. The company's portfolio also includes news and entertainment websites and mobile applications. For more information, visit freedom.com or contact Eric Morgan at 714-796-2460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Easy Reader, Inc.
Established in 1970 and headquartered in Hermosa Beach, Calif., Easy Reader, Inc. is a distinguished newspaper and magazine publishing company focused on local news and advertising for the coastal cities of Los Angeles. Easy Reader publishes Easy Reader along with The Beach, Peninsula People and Drop Zone, with a total circulation of 140,000. Additional information is available at easyreadernews.com.