The San Antonio Express-News celebrated their 150th anniversary of serving the great city of San Antonio in 2015. Since 1865 the San Antonio Express-News as the cities premier local news source giving the people the exclusive and in depth coverage they need.
On March 4, 1887, a young man named William Randolph Hearst placed his name on the masthead of the San Francisco Examiner as "Proprietor" for the first time. It was, though no one realized it then, a historic event.
Over the decades, Hearst experimented with every aspect of newspapering, from page layouts to editorial crusades. By the 1930s, he had built the largest newspaper chain in the nation. At the same time the Hearst organization became deeply involved in magazine publishing.
The interest Hearst and his managers had in communications extended beyond the printed word as well. Their involvement with the new technology of broadcasting led to the acquisition of radio stations in the 1920s and the ownership of one of the first commercial television stations in the nation—WBAL-TV, Baltimore, Maryland—in 1948.
William Randolph Hearst died in 1951, but his legacy, Hearst Corporation, has continued to grow and prosper. Today, it is one of the nation's largest diversified media companies and the San Antonio Express-News is one of its premier media.
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; majority ownership of global ratings agency Fitch Group; Hearst Health, Hearst Ranch Winery, Hearst Ranch, a group of medical information and services businesses; 30 television stations, 86 newspapers such as San Antonio Express-News, Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle, 300 magazines globally, emerging video and digital companies BuzzFeed, VICE and Awesomeness TV.