Bluefield Daily Telegraph

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
PublisherRandy Mooney
EditorSamantha Perry
Headquarters928 Bluefield Avenue, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701 United States
Circulation13,274 ABC audit 10/20/15

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph is a six-day morning daily newspaper, Monday thru Friday with a Weekend Edition delivered on Saturday mornings and is based in Bluefield, West Virginia,[1][2] and also covering surrounding communities in McDowell, Mercer and Monroe counties, West Virginia; and Bland, Buchanan, Giles and Tazewell counties, Virginia (including the town of Bluefield, Virginia).

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph was launched on January 16, 1896 by long-time editor Hugh Ike Shott,[1] who at one point controlled Bluefield's newspaper, both leading radio stations, and only television station. Nobel Prize winner John Forbes Nash Jr., a Bluefield native, worked for a time as an inserter, hand inserting sales pieces into the Bluefield Daily Telegraph before going on to a distinguished career in mathematics.

The weekly Princeton Times, covering Princeton, West Virginia, is also published at the Bluefield Daily Telegraph office. Both newspapers are owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc, who acquired them from The Thomson Corporation in 2000.[3]


  1. ^ a b Archer, William R (2000). Images of America – Bluefield. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9781439610817. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Newspapers Currently Received in the West Virginia Archives and History Library" (PDF). West Virginia Division of Culture and History. State of West Virginia. December 2016.
  3. ^ The Register-Herald: Department Email Information, accessed January 20, 2007.

External links[edit]