Times Union (Albany)

Times Union
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Hearst
Publisher George Randolph Hearst III
Editor Rex Smith
Founded 1857 (as Morning Times)
Headquarters 645 Albany Shaker Road
Colonie, NY
United States
Circulation 66,835 Daily
128,565 Sunday[1]
ISSN 8756-5927
Website timesunion.com

The Times Union is an American daily newspaper, serving the Capital Region of New York, United States. Although the newspaper focuses on Albany and its suburbs, it covers all parts of the four-county area, including the cities of Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs. It is owned by Hearst. The paper was founded in 1857 as the Morning Times, and was purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1924.[2] The newspaper has been online since 1996.

The editor of the Times Union is Rex Smith, who has held the post since July 2002.[3] He had been the paper's managing editor. George Hearst is the publisher.

The newspaper is printed in its Colonie headquarters by the Hearst Corporation's Capital Newspapers Division. The daily edition costs $1 and the Sunday/Thanksgiving Day edition costs $2.

The Times Union announced in May 2006 that it would pay $3.5 million over 10 years for the naming rights of the Pepsi Arena in downtown Albany. On January 1, 2007, the arena was renamed the Times Union Center.




In addition to the above, the Thursday edition contains:


In addition to the daily sections, the Sunday edition contains:

The Sunday paper also has numerous advertising circulars and coupon pages.

Editorial board

The Times Union's editorial board consists of:

Source: TimesUnion.com

The paper is mentioned as the employer of Jane Fonda's character in the film, "Sundays in New York". She states she is the music critic for this paper.

See also


  1. "eCirc Circulation Averages for 6 Months ending 3/31/2011". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Archived from the original on March 17, 2013. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  2. "Albany Times Union". Hearst Corporation. Archived from the original on 2006-10-30. Retrieved 2006-10-27.
  3. "Rex Smith". Hearst Corporation. Archived from the original on 2006-10-30. Retrieved 2006-10-27.
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