South Wales Echo

The South Wales Echo is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Cardiff, Wales and distributed throughout the surrounding area. It has a circulation of 10,335.[2]

South Wales Echo

TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Reach plc
EditorTryst Williams[1]
Headquarters6 Park Street,
Cardiff, Wales


Front page of a copy from 1880
Thomson House

The newspaper was founded in 1884 and was based in Thomson House, Cardiff city centre. It is published by Media Wales Ltd (formerly Western Mail & Echo Ltd), part of the Reach plc group. In 2008 Media Wales moved from Thomson House next to Six Park Street, opposite the Principality Stadium.

There is a Weekend edition published every Saturday.

Among many other well known writers, novelist Ken Follett, science writer Brian J. Ford, cartoonist Gren Jones, journalist Sue Lawley[3] and news reader Michael Buerk, have spent part of their careers with the Echo.

Football Echo

An associated paper, the Football Echo, later called the Sport Echo, was published on Saturday afternoons from 1919 until 2006. Printed on pink paper, it was available soon after the final whistle of rugby and football matches. At its peak the Football Echo sold up to 80,000 copies.[4]

See also


  1. "Trinity Mirror unveils new structure following Local World takeover - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage". Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. "South Wales Echo ABC" (PDF).
  3. Gibson, Owen (25 August 2006). "The Guardian profile: Sue Lawley". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 9 April 2008.
  4. "Final whistle for sports 'pink'". BBC News. 15 January 2006. Retrieved 10 August 2018.