Hearst Communications

Hearst Communications, Inc., often referred to simply as Hearst, is an American multinational mass media and business information conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[3]

Hearst Communications, Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryMass media
FoundedMarch 4, 1887; 134 years ago (1887-03-04)
San Francisco, California, United States
FounderWilliam Randolph Hearst
HeadquartersHearst Tower
300 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
U.S.
Key people
RevenueUS$11.4 billion (2019)
OwnerHearst family
Number of employees
20,000 (2016)
Divisions
Subsidiaries
Websitewww.hearst.com
Footnotes / references
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Hearst owns newspapers, magazines, television channels, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, Cosmopolitan and Esquire. It owns 50% of the A&E Networks cable network group and 20% of the sports cable network group ESPN, both in partnership with The Walt Disney Company.[4]

The conglomerate also owns several business-information companies, including Fitch Ratings and First Databank.[5]

The company was founded by William Randolph Hearst as an owner of newspapers, and the Hearst family remains involved in its ownership and management.


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