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Courier News
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner Gannett Company
Publisher William "Skip" Hidlay
Editor Paul C. Grzella, Managing Editor/News; Marilyn E. Dillon, Managing Editor/Online
Founded 1884 (as The Evening News)
Headquarters 1201 Route 22, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807  United States
Circulation 32,840 daily, 32,163 Sunday in 2008[1]
ISSN 0895-8785
Official website

The Courier News, headquartered in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey, is a daily newspaper serving Somerset County and other areas of Central Jersey. The paper has a daily readership of 92,000 and Sunday readership of 81,000. (Scarborough, 2008.) The paper is owned by the Gannett Company.

Notable alumni

  • John Curley, former president, chairman and CEO of Gannett Co., Inc, the first editor of USATODAY, chairman of the Newspaper Association of America, and a member of the Gannett Board of Directors from 1983 to 2001. His newpspaper career spanned 30 years with Gannett and included publisher of the Courier-News. The sports journalism department at Penn State is named in his honor.
  • Tom Curley, current president and chief executive officer of the Associated Press. Curley is also a former president, publisher, and one of the co-creators of USA Today. He was publisher of the Courier-News from 1983 until 1985.


  1. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations e-Circ data for the six months ending March 31, 2007, accessed November 1, 2007.

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