The Tucson Weekly is an alternative newsweekly that was founded in 1984 by Douglas Biggers and Mark Goehring, and serves the Tucson, Arizona, metropolitan area of about 1,000,000 residents.

The paper is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. New issues arrive at kiosks throughout Tucson every Wednesday. Mari Herreras is the current managing editor. Staff members include senior writer Jim Nintzel, staff writers Heather Hoch and Maria Ines Taracena and online editor Chelo Grubb. Longtime editor Jimmy Boegle left the Weekly in late 2012 to start his own independent paper in Palm Springs, California.[3]

Notable journalists

The founding editor was Douglas Biggers, who served as editor and publisher until he sold the paper to Wick Communications in 2000. He is currently the editor and publisher of Edible Baja Arizona. 10/13 Communications bought the paper from Wick in 2014.[4] Former editors include Dan Huff, Carol Ann Bassett, James Reel, Michael Parnell and Dan Gibson.[5] Longtime Weekly and Arizona Daily Star reporter Chris Limberis was posthumously inducted into the Arizona Newspaper Association Hall of Fame in 2006.[6]

Red Meat

The Tucson Weekly was a launching point for the comic strip Red Meat, created by Tucsonan Max Cannon in 1989.