Weekly World News

The Weekly World News was a tabloid which published mostly fictional "news" stories in the United States from 1979 to 2007, renowned for its outlandish cover stories often based on supernatural or paranormal themes and an approach to news that verged on the satirical. Its characteristic black-and-white covers have become pop-culture images widely used in the arts. It ceased print publication in August 2007.[2] The company has a library of 110,000+ articles and 300+ original characters.

Weekly World News
August 15, 2005 cover of Weekly World News
Editor-in-chiefGreg D'Alessandro (2019–present)
CategoriesSupernatural, paranormal, tabloid, satire, humour
FrequencyWeekly (1979–2007)
Bi-weekly
Total circulation1.2 million (in its peak)[1]
FounderGeneroso Pope, Jr.
First issue1979
Final issueAugust 27, 2007, continues online and on social media
CompanyAmerican Media (1979–2007)
SpyCat L.L.C. (2009–present)
CountryUnited States
Based inLos Angeles & New York
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.weeklyworldnews.com
ISSN0199-574X
OCLC6010349

In 2009, Weekly World News was relaunched as an online and social media publication. The editor-in-chief from 2009 to 2018 was Neil McGinness.[1] The current editor-in-chief is Randy Thompson, formerly of the Associated Press.