Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel

The October 22, 2015, front page of the
Orlando Sentinel
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Tribune Publishing
Publisher Avido Khahaifa
Founded 1876
Headquarters 633 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
Circulation 151,000 Daily
258,000 Sunday[1]
ISSN 0744-6055
Website www.orlandosentinel.com

The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of Orlando, Florida and the Central Florida region. It was founded in 1876. The Sentinel is owned by Tribune Publishing.

Editorially, it has historically tilted conservative; however, it has endorsed a Democrat for president in three of the last four presidential elections: the Sentinel endorsed John Kerry in 2004, Barack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016.

The Sentinel prices are $1.50 daily and $2 on Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Day; sales tax is included at newsracks.


The Sentinel's predecessors date to 1876, when the Orange County Reporter was first published. The Reporter became a daily newspaper in 1905, and merged with the Orlando Evening Star in 1906. Another Orlando paper, the South Florida Sentinel, started publishing as a morning daily in 1913. Then known as the Morning Sentinel, it bought the Reporter-Star in 1931, when Martin Andersen came to Orlando to manage both papers. Andersen eventually bought both papers outright in 1945, selling them to the Tribune Company of Chicago in 1965.[2]

In 1973, the two publications merged into the daily Sentinel Star. Tribune appointed Charles T. Brumback as president in 1976.[2] Harold "Tip" Lifvendahl was named president and publisher in 1981.[3] The newspaper was renamed the Orlando Sentinel in 1982. John Puerner succeeded Lifvendahl in 1993,[4] who was replaced by Kathleen M. Waltz in 2000.[5] She announced her resignation in February 2008. Howard Greenberg, already publisher of fellow Tribune newspaper the Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, was named publisher of both papers after Waltz left.[6]

In 2008, the Tribune Company called for a redesign of the Sentinel. The new layout, which debuted in June 2008, was formatted to appeal to busy readers, though like all of the redesigns in Tribune's Sam Zell ownership era, was reeled back into a more traditional design with appealing elements kept after reader criticism.[7][8]

According to one listing, some of the Sentinel's predecessors are:[9]

Pulitzer Prizes

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Notable staff

See also


  1. "Tribune Publishing Public Filing FORM 10-12B/A" (PDF). 2014-07-21. p. 97. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  2. 1 2 "History Of The Orlando Sentinel".
  3. Rene Stutzman (July 30, 1993). "Lifvendahl To Tribune Senior Vp". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  4. Rene Stutzman (October 4, 1993). "New Era At Sentinel". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  5. Suzanne White (May 27, 2000). "Waltz Moving To Orlando Sentinel". Daily Press. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  6. Christopher Boyd (February 15, 2008). "Orlando Sentinel's publisher resigns". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  7. "Tribune’s Redesign Kicks Off With Orlando Sentinel"
  8. "US: Orlando Sentinel redesign geared towards "busy readers""
  9. See Florida Newspapers—a list of Florida newspapers for which indexes or full-text are available at the University of Central Florida Library.
  10. Tribune Biography: Mike Bianchi
  11. Tribune Biography: George Diaz
  12. Tribune Biography: Scott Maxwell
  13. Tribune Biography: Beth Kassab
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