Times Union (Albany)

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Times Union
Since 1856
The information source for the Capital Region.
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TypeDaily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Hearst Communications
Publisher George Randolph Hearst III
EditorCasey Seiler
Founded1856 (as Morning Times)
Headquarters645 Albany Shaker Road
Colonie, NY
United States
Circulation 66,835 Daily
128,565 Sunday(as of 2011) [1]
ISSN 8756-5927
Website www.timesunion.com

The Times Union, or Times-Union, is an American daily newspaper, serving the Capital Region of New York. Although the newspaper focuses on Albany and its suburbs, it covers all parts of the four-county area, including the cities of Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs. In 2021, the paper also expanded to covering the Hudson Valley. It is owned by Hearst Communications. The paper was founded in 1856 as the Morning Times, [2] becoming Times-Union by 1891, [3] and was purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1924. [4] The sister paper Knickerbocker News merged with the Times Union in 1988. The newspaper has been online since 1996.


The editor of the Times Union is Casey Seiler, who has held the post since Feb. 1, 2020. [5] He previously served as the paper's managing editor. George Hearst is the publisher.

The newspaper is printed in its Colonie headquarters by the Hearst Corporation's Capital Newspapers Division. The daily edition costs $2 and the Sunday/Thanksgiving Day edition costs $3. Home delivery prices are slightly lower.

The Times Union announced in May 2006 that it would pay $3.5 million over 10 years for the naming rights of the Pepsi Arena in downtown Albany. On January 1, 2007, the arena was renamed the Times Union Center. On January 1, 2022 the venue was renamed the MVP Arena.




In addition to the above, the Thursday edition contains:


In addition to the daily sections, the Sunday edition contains:

The Sunday paper also has numerous advertising circulars and coupon pages.

Editorial board

The Times Union's editorial board consists of:


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