Since its founding in 1886, The Charlotte Observer has been delivering “what people need to discover and understand the region” to Charlotte and surrounding counties.
The Charlotte Observer’s predecessor, Charlotte Daily Chronicle, was first printed on March 22, 1886 and continued thriving throughout the early 20th century. Until it was purchased by Knight Newspapers in 1955, The Charlotte Observer was privately owned.
Though circulation has been declining for years, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper currently has over 700 employees and offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, Columbia and DC. CharlotteObserver.com is the state’s most visited news and information website today.