Our history helps us define our future.

June 6, 1876
First edition of Orange County Reporter printed.
1903
Orlando Evening Star becomes a daily newspaper.
1905
Orange County Reporter becomes a daily newspaper.
1913
Orlando’s South Florida Sentinel becomes a morning daily newspaper.
1916
Reporter and Star are combined under one owner.
1931
South Florida Sentinel, known as the Orlando Morning Sentinel acquires Reporter Star. Martin Andersen comes to Orlando to manage both papers.
1945
Andersen purchases the Morning Sentinel and Reporter Star.
1965
Andersen sells his newspapers to Tribune Company of Chicago.
1973
Morning Sentinel and Reporter Star merge to become a single daily newspaper: Sentinel Star.
1981
A $28 million production center is added to the original building.
1982
Paper named The Orlando Sentinel.
The parent company is renamed Sentinel Communications Co.
1988
The Orlando Sentinel wins its first Pulitzer Prize for Jane Healy’s “Florida’s Shame”, an editorial series on mismanaged growth in Central Florida.
1990
Sentinel Direct is created to serve advertisers’ direct mail needs.
The Family Fund is created to give back to the community.
1993
Sentinel wins 2nd Pulitzer Prize for Jeff Brazil and Steve Berry’s series on Volusia County sheriff’s drug squad and unjust cash seizures.
Inaugural Top 100 Companies for Working Families event is held.
1995
The Orlando Sentinel publishes Orlando Sentinel Online digitally through America Online.
1996
Orlando Sentinel Online is introduced on the Web.
1997
Sentinel Communications Co. changes its name to Orlando Sentinel Communications.
1998
Calendar, Orlando Sentinel’s premier source of entertainment information goes online.
2000
The Orlando Sentinel wins its 3rd Pulitzer Prize for John Bersia’s “Fleeced in Florida” looking at cash-advance businesses that prey on people.
Kathleen M. Waltz is named first female president and publisher of The Orlando Sentinel.
The Orlando Sentinel launches its first cover-to-cover redesign since 1982 and drops the “The” to become Orlando Sentinel.
2001
The weekly, El Sentinel, and its companion website ElSentinel.com are launched.
Reading by Nine, today known as One Book One Community, began sharing the importance of youth literacy with our communities.
2003
The Sentinel expands into Four Corners – where Lake, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties meet.
2004
A $13 million packaging expansion project is completed.
2007
Orlando Sentinel, under Tribune Company, becomes a private company.
2008
New publisher is named; Howard Greenberg, Sun Sentinel’s Publisher, now oversees both media groups.
Orlando Sentinel newspaper is redesigned.
2009
Pink Bash’s inaugural year celebrates the victories over breast cancer while bringing awareness to the cause.
2011
The business name is changed from Orlando Sentinel Communications to Orlando Sentinel Media Group.
Orlando Sentinel Events department is formed bringing marketing to life.
2012
The Florida Forward series begins bringing current events to the community through panel discussions.
2013
A Better You is created as a monthly healthy and holistic living publication.
TribX is developed bringing digital networks to our clients to extend their reach.
2014
HypeOrlando is formed and connects local bloggers with the local community.
Home Improvement Guide begins, bringing home dwellers solutions to revamp and reimagine.
OrlandoSentinel.com along with its family of websites enters the next generation with a state-of-the-art redesign.
2015
GrowthSpotter comes alive bringing industry news to business leaders.
Orlando Signature magazine debuts reaching affluent local readers.
Orlando Sentinel is redesigned in direct response to feedback from our readers and the community.
2016
Tribune Publishing is renamed tronc, inc. (Tribune Online Content): a content curation and monetization company focused on creating and distributing premium, verified content across all media channels.
Avido Khahaifa takes on the dual role of publisher and editor-in-chief of Orlando Sentinel Media Group.