Pulitzer Inc. owned newspapers, television stations and radio stations across the United States. Founded by Joseph Pulitzer (who also funded the Pulitzer Prizes, which are not affiliated with the company), its papers included the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), and Chicago's Daily Southtown and Lerner Newspapers chain.
|Fate||Acquired by Lee Enterprises |
(television stations sold to Hearst-Argyle Television)
|Headquarters||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|United States (Nationwide)|
|David J. Barrett,|
|Revenue||$785.4 million USD (2006)|
|$228.8 million USD (2006)|
|$98.7 million USD (2006)|
Number of employees
|approx. 3000 (full time)|
Pulitzer Inc., which published 14 daily newspapers at the time, was sold to Lee Enterprises for $1.5 billion in 2005 (with both Gannett and the E. W. Scripps Company expressing interest in buying the company prior to Lee's acquisition). Pulitzer had previously acquired Scripps League's 16 daily and 30 non-daily publications in 1996.
Television stations owned (until 1998)Edit
- (**) – Indicates that it was built and signed on by Pulitzer.
|City of License / Market||Station||Channel
|Years owned||Current ownership status|
|Tucson, Arizona||KVOA||4 (23)||1968–1972||NBC affiliate owned by Quincy Media|
(sale to Allen Media Group pending)
|Orlando - Daytona Beach - Melbourne||WESH||2 (11)||1993–1998||NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television|
|Fort Wayne||WPTA||21 (24)||1983–1989||ABC affiliate owned by Quincy Media|
(sale to Gray Television pending)
|Des Moines - Ames||KCCI||8 (8)||1993–1998||CBS affiliate owned by Hearst Television|
|Louisville||WLKY||32 (26)||1983–1998||CBS affiliate owned by Hearst Television|
|New Orleans||WDSU||6 (43)||1989–1998||NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television|
|St. Louis||KSD-TV **||5 (35)||1947–1983||NBC affiliate, KSDK, owned by Tegna Inc.|
|Omaha - Council Bluffs||KETV||7 (20)||1976–1998||ABC affiliate owned by Hearst Television|
|Albuquerque - Santa Fe||KOAT||7 (7)||1969–1998||ABC affiliate owned by Hearst Television|
|Winston-Salem - Greensboro - High Point||WXII-TV||12 (31)||1983–1998||NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television|
|Harrisburg - Lancaster - York||WGAL||8 (8)||1979–1998||NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television|
|Providence - New Bedford||WTEV-TV/WLNE-TV||6 (49)||1979–1983||ABC affiliate owned by Standard Media|
|Greenville - Spartanburg - Asheville||WFBC-TV/WYFF||4 (36)||1985–1998||NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television|
- "Gannett, Scripps consider Pulitzer purchase".
- Steinberg, Jacques (February 1, 2005). "Pulitzer to Be Acquired by Lee Enterprises". New York Times. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- Jones, Dow (July 5, 1996). "Pulitzer Acquires Scripps League". New York Times. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2012-07-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Hearst-Argyle Television complete acquisition of Pulitzer broadcast