The Orange Leader is a morning newspaper published Wednesdays and Saturdays in Orange, Texas, covering Orange County. It is owned by Boone Newspapers.

Cox Enterprises bought the newspaper in 1985[3] from owner/publisher James B. Quigley, who had led the paper since 1937.

In 1991, Cox sold the Leader, along with sister paper The Port Arthur News, to American Publishing Company, which in turn dealt them to Community Newspaper Holdings in 1999.[4] After cutting publication from seven days to three (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) in 2011[5] and later to two days, the pair was sold to Boone Newspapers Inc. in 2014.[2]