History of the Daily Press
9:41 AM EST, January 3, 2013
The Daily Press, LLC. is a diversified media company engaged in gathering, packaging and distributing news, information and advertising through multiple media channels. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, the Daily Press' primary market area includes the cities of the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg, James City County, the Middle Peninsula region of Gloucester and Mathews County and Isle of Wight County and Surry, south of the James River.
Founded as a four-page penny newspaper in 1896, the Daily Press newspaper publishes seven days a week, serving over 400,000 readers in greater Hampton Roads, Virginia. The Virginia Gazette Companies LCC, a subsidiary of The Daily Press, Inc., includes the twice-weekly Virginia Gazette in Williamsburg, first published in 1736 and the nation's oldest non-daily newspaper. The Daily Press also participates in news sharing partnerships with Hampton Roads' CBS television station and National Public Radio affiliates; and provides local sports commentary on ESPN Radio 1310.
The Daily Press' online affiliates post information, entertainment and advertising content daily as well as provide interactive community forums. Together the print and online news products of the Daily Press reach nearly 75% of the adults in the Peninsula region.