September 8, 1988
William Dean Singleton, chief executive of MediaNews Group, the company that owns the Houston Post, has become the newspaper's publisher. Donald F. Hunt, the former publisher, has been named president of MediaNews International, a new company owned by Singleton and MediaNews Chairman Richard Scudder, which was formed for international acquisitions. Singleton and Scudder own MediaNews Group, parent company of the Post, the Denver Post and 47 other newspapers in nine states.
September 11, 1987
William Dean Singleton started his career as a part-time reporter at age 15 in his hometown of Graham, Tex. His first newspaper acquisition occurred shortly after his graduation from the University of Texas, when he bought four small newspapers in West Texas. As a young man he applied for a job at the Dallas Times Herald and was turned down, Singleton says. He bought the Times Herald in 1986 for $110 million from Los Angeles-based Times Mirror Co.
July 6, 1989 |
The San Gabriel Valley Daily Tribune and the Pasadena Star-News, the two major suburban daily newspapers in the San Gabriel Valley, announced Wednesday an agreement to combine key parts of their business operations under a single management. Under the agreement, a new company named the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Management Co.
August 22, 1990 |
A subsidiary of the Toronto-based Thomson Newspaper Group has purchased the majority interest in the 43,000-circulation Pasadena Star-News, a daily newspaper covering the western San Gabriel Valley. The Thomson-owned San Gabriel Valley Tribune Inc. announced that it acquired the controlling interest by purchasing Star-News common stock previously owned by Texas media mogul William Dean Singleton. Singleton retains a minority interest, according to F.
March 5, 1999 |
Newspaper magnate William Dean Singleton said Thursday he would acquire the San Bernardino Sun as part of a rapid expansion of his reach in the Southern California marketplace. Gannett Co., the Sun's owner, said it would add the 80,000-circulation daily to a partnership already formed by Donrey Media Group and Garden State Newspapers, affiliates of Singleton's privately held MediaNews Group.