Hearst Corporation

New York, NY
CEO
Frank Bennack, Jr., vice chairman
Ticker
Web
www.hearst.com

Hearst is one of the world’s biggest media companies and one of the biggest privately held companies of any kind. It was founded by William Randolph Hearst in 1887, when he took over the San Francisco Examiner. It now owns a number of newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle’s but not the Examiner, which it sold in 2000. It also publishes such well-known magazines as Cosmopolitan and Esquire, and owns a number of television and radio stations.

Hearst Television, formerly known as Hearst-Argyle TV, became a wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation in 2009. Hearst also owns shares of the cable channels Lifetime, ESPN and A&E.

Below is a count of the company’s news outlets by media sector.

Media Properties

Sector: Newspapers

  • ADVOCATE - Stamford, CT
  • CHRONICLE - San Francisco, CA
  • CHRONICLE - Houston, TX
  • Daily Herald - Plainview, TX
  • El Tiempo - Laredo, TX
  • ENTERPRISE - Beaumont, TX
  • EXPRESS-NEWS - San Antonio, TX
  • Huron Daily Tribune - Bad Axe, MI
  • Intelligencer - Edwardsville, IL
  • MORNING TIMES - Laredo, TX
  • NEWS - Midland, MI
  • NEWS-TIMES - Danbury, CT
  • POST - Fairfield, CT
  • REPORTER-TELEGRAM - Midland, TX
  • TIME - Greenwhich, CT
  • Times - Seattle, WA
  • TIMES UNION - Albany, NY

Sector: Online

  • SeattlePI.com - Seattle, WA
  • sfgate.com - San Fransisco, CA

Sector: Local TV

  • KCCI - Des Moines,IA
  • KCRA-TV - Sacramento,CA
  • KCWE - Kansas City,MO
  • KETV - Omaha,NE
  • KHBS - Fort Smith,AR
  • KITV - Honolulu,HI
  • KMBC-TV - Kansas City,MO
  • KOAT-TV - Albuquerque,NM
  • KOCO-TV - Oklahoma City,OK
  • KQCA - Stockton,CA
  • KSBW - Salinas,CA
  • WAPT - Jackson,MS
  • WBAL-TV - Baltimore,MD
  • WCVB-TV - Boston,MA
  • WDSU - New Orleans,LA
  • WESH - Daytona Beach,FL
  • WGAL - Lancaster,PA
  • WISN-TV - Milwaukee,WI
  • WKCF - Clermont,FL
  • WLKY-TV - Louisville,KY
  • WLWT - Cincinnati,OH
  • WMTW - Poland Spring,ME
  • WMUR-TV - Manchester,NH
  • WPTZ - North Pole,NY
  • WTAE-TV - Pittsburgh,PA
  • WXII-TV - Winston Salem,NC
  • WYFF - Greenville,SC

Sector: Magazines

  • Car and Driver - New York, NY
  • Cosmopolitan - New York, NY
  • Country Living - New York, NY
  • Elle - New York, NY
  • Elle Decor - New York, NY
  • Esquire - New York, NY
  • Food Network Magazine - New York, NY
  • Good Housekeeping - New York, NY
  • Harpers Bazaar - New York, NY
  • House Beautiful - New York, NY
  • Marie Claire - New York, NY
  • O Oprah - New York, NY
  • Popular Mechanics - New York, NY
  • Redbook - New York, NY
  • Road and Track - New York, NY
  • Seventeen - New York, NY
  • Town and Country - New York, NY
  • Veranda - Charlotte, NC
  • Woman’s Day - New York, NY