Defense News

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Defense News
Defense News cover.jpg
Cover of Defense News from April 3, 2017
Type Weekly (news)
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Sightline Media Group
Publisher Michael Reinstein
Editor-in-chief Jill Aitoro
Language English
Headquarters Tysons, Virginia
ISSN 0884-139X

Defense News is a global website[1] and magazine about politics, business and technology of defense. Defense News serves an audience of senior military, government and industry decision-makers throughout the world.[2]

Digital and print journalism[edit]

Defense News is published by the Defense News Media Group, a unit of Sightline Media Group, which was once a part of Gannett Company.[3][4][5] Sightline Media Group was sold to Los Angeles-based private equity firm Regent Companies in 2016 by TEGNA. .[6]

Broadcast journalism[edit]

Defense News and Washington D.C. CBS affiliate WUSA 9 created a weekly TV program called This Week in Defense News with Vago Muradian, which first aired on March 2, 2008. The show centers on international defense and military issues. It airs on ABC 7 WJLA and the Armed Forces Network.[7][8]

On April 3, 2017, Sightline Media Group announced the show would move to WETA-TV and be called Defense News Weekly.[9] [10] Tony Lombardo, executive editor of Defense News’ partner brand, Military Times, was announced as the show's co-host with Jill Aitoro.


Current employees include:

  • Jill Aitoro,[11] executive editor
  • Aaron Mehta, associate editor/Pentagon
  • Christopher P. Cavas, naval reporter
  • Joe Gould, Congress reporter
  • Jen Judson, land warfare reporter
  • Valerie Insinna, air warfare reporter


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