Started in 1907 as a weekly newspaper named the Newport News. The paper was originally purchased by the Times' parent company, Times Mirror, in 1961. Ingersoll Publications bought the paper in 1982. Adams Communications bought the Pilot in 1988, but sold it to a group backed by the New York businessman Elliot Stein the following year. The Glendale News Press was acquired a week later. Times Mirror bought the newspaper chain in 1993.