Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
Publisher Randy Mooney
Editor Samantha Perry
Founded 1896
Headquarters 928 Bluefield Avenue, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701 United States
Circulation 13,274 ABC audit 10/20/15

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph is a seven-day morning daily newspaper based in Bluefield, West Virginia,[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ a b Archer, William R (2000). Images of America – Bluefield. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9781439610817. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ The Register-Herald: Department Email Information, accessed January 20, 2007.

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