The Express-Times is a daily newspaper based in Easton, Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on local news in the Lehigh Valley.

The paper has won awards in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Ownership

Thomson Newspapers bought The Express of Easton in 1983. The paper took on its current name when the Globe-Times of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania merged with The Express.

MediaNews Group bought The Express-Times from Thomson in 1994. Current owner Advance Publications bought MediaNews' New Jersey and Pennsylvania newspapers in 2000.[2]

Express-Times content can be found online at lehighvalleylive.com.

Management

  • Alfred Kratzer, President and Publisher
  • Jim Deegan, Editor and Vice President of News
  • David Yanoshik, Vice President of Marketing

Distribution

The Express-Times publishes zoned editions (Lehigh Valley and New Jersey) and delivers to Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania, Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.

History

First printed 1855 as The Easton Daily Express, the name changed to The Easton Express in 1917 and was abbreviated to The Express in 1973. In 1991, The Express merged with The Globe-Times of Bethlehem to become The Express-Times.

Sections

The Express-Times has four editorial sections:

  • Front: Local, national and world news
  • Valley: Local news and obituaries from the Lehigh Valley
  • Sports: Local and national sports
  • Today: Local and national arts & entertainment
  • Editorials, classifieds, comics, horoscopes and puzzles also appear each day.

Inserts

The following are inserted into The Express-Times during the week.

  • Friday: Exposed, an entertainment tabloid
  • Saturday: Real Estate, a real estate guide
  • Sunday: Sunday Morning, a features section, news from The Wall Street Journal and full color comics.

Other publications

The Express-Times also publishes a weekly, The US, based in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.