Knoxville News Sentinel
|Founded||1886(as The Sentinel)|
|Headquarters||2332 News Sentinel Drive|
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
150,147 Sunday 
The newspaper was formed in 1926 from the merger of two competing newspapers: The Knoxville News and The Knoxville Sentinel. John Trevis Hearn began publishing The Sentinel in December 1886, while The News was started in 1921 by Robert P. Scripps and Roy W. Howard. The two merged in 1926, with the first edition of The Knoxville News-Sentinel appearing on November 22 of that year. The editor from 1921 to 1931, Edward J. Meeman, later was sent to Memphis to edit the since defunct Memphis Press-Scimitar.
In 1986, the News-Sentinel became a morning paper, with the other paper in Knoxville, the Knoxville Journal, becoming an evening paper. The Journal ceased publication as a daily in 1991, when the joint operating agreement between the two papers expired. In 2002, the paper dropped the hyphen from its name to become the Knoxville News Sentinel.
In April 2016, the News Sentinel announced it had become part of Gannett, as a part of the USA Today Network. The News Sentinel was added to the nation's largest newspaper company with more than 200 local dailies and USA Today.
Christopher's appointment came after the retirement of executive editor Jack McElroy  in early 2019. McElroy, formerly of the Rocky Mountain News served the News Sentinel as its top editor for 17 years.
Frank E Rosamond Sr. served as the newspaper's last president after leaving the company with McElroy in 2018.
Knox News, the digital brand of the News Sentinel and Knoxnews.com, has won many national awards, including winning three 2008 Digital Edge Awards from the Newspaper Association of America for best overall news website, most innovative user-participation and best site design.
The News Sentinel has sponsored four winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee:
- 1940: Laura Kuykendall (now Laura Kuykendall Mullins) – "therapy"
- 1960: Henry Feldman – "eudaemonic"
- 1963: Glen Van Slyke III – "equipage"
- 1994: Ned Andrews – "antediluvian"
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- About Us. Knoxville News Sentinel.
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- McElroy, Jack (April 17, 2016). ""Gannett's acquisition of Knoxville News Sentinel means new reach, resources for newsroom"". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved August 10, 2022.
- "Joel Christopher named executive editor of Knoxville News Sentinel".
- "News Sentinel's Jack McElroy to retire after 17 years as top editor".
- "Jack McElroy bio". KnoxNews.com.
- Trosky, Steve (March 17, 2017). "News Sentinel names new president". Retrieved May 18, 2017.
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- Official website
- Other internet properties owned by the Knoxville News Sentinel
- From Papers to Pixels - an effort by the Knox County Public Library system to create a digital archive of the News Sentinel spanning the years 1922 to 1990