The Hill (newspaper)

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The Hill
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Type Daily newspaper (when Congress is in session)
Format Compact
Owner(s) Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications Inc
Founder(s) Jerry Finkelstein
Publisher Johanna Derlega
Editor Bob Cusack[1]
Managing editors Ian Swanson[1]
Photo editor Greg Nash
Founded September 1994; 25 years ago (1994-09)
Headquarters Washington, D.C., U.S.
Circulation 24,000 print (December 2012)[2]
ISSN 1521-1568

The Hill is an American political newspaper and website published in Washington, D.C. since 1994.[3][4] It is published by Capitol Hill Publishing, which is owned by News Communications, Inc.

Focusing on politics, policy, business and international relations, The Hill coverage includes the U.S. Congress, the presidency, and election campaigns.[5] On its website, The Hill describes its output as "nonpartisan reporting on the inner workings of Congress and the nexus of politics and business".[6]

The paper was founded in 1994 by Democratic power broker and New York businessman Jerry Finkelstein and Martin Tolchin, a former correspondent for The New York Times. The paper is owned by the founder's son James A. Finkelstein, who serves as its chairman.[3][7] Bob Cusack serves as the editor-in-chief, Johanna Derlega as the publisher, and Ian Swanson as managing editor.[3]


The Hill was founded in 1994 under the company News Communications, Inc. The success of Roll Call was cited as a factor that inspired The Hill.[citation needed] Jerry Finkelstein, the former publisher of the New York Law Journal and The National Law Journal, was the primary shareholder of the company. New York Democratic Representative Gary L. Ackerman was a major shareholder of News Communications.[7]

The Hill's first editor was Martin Tolchin, a former correspondent in the Washington bureau of The New York Times.[4] In 2003, Hugo Gurdon[3] (previously industrial editor at The Daily Telegraph and founding managing editor of the National Post) became The Hill's editor-in-chief. Gurdon turned The Hill from a weekly paper into a daily during congressional sessions. In 2014, Gurdon left for the Washington Examiner and was replaced by his managing editor, Bob Cusack.[1]

The newspaper claims to have more than 24,000 print readers.[3] The Hill is distributed for free in newspaper boxes around the U.S. Capitol building, and mailed directly to all congressional offices.

In June 2018, The Hill launched, a digital news channel with Rising, a bipartisan daily morning news program hosted by Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton.[8][9] Sexton was later replaced by Saagar Enjeti.[10]





  1. ^ a b c Yingling, Jennifer (2014-07-28). "The Hill names Bob Cusack Editor in Chief". The Hill. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
  2. ^ "The Hill: 'An investment in the arts is an investment in economic growth'". Americans for the Arts Action Fund. February 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Who we are". The Hill. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "New paper to vie for readers on Capitol Hill". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "New and Old Political Media Are Battling for Dominance in the Century's Wildest Election". AdWeek. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
  6. ^ "Contact Us". The Hill. July 18, 2018 [First published August 5, 2009]. Retrieved October 20, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ a b Mcfadden, Robert D. (November 28, 2012). "Jerry Finkelstein, New York Power Broker, Dies at 96". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "The Hill Launches New Video Channel - cuts through the biased coverage of the traditional political news outlets". 2018-06-14. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  9. ^ "Buck Sexton Helps Launch with Debut of New Daily Morning Show "Rising with Krystal & Buck"". 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  10. ^ Enjeti, Saagar (2019-04-29). "1/ *personal news*: After 3 amazing years @dailycaller I'm joining @thehill @HillTVLive as a Washington Correspondent & Host where I'll report & give thoughts on whats happening at The White House, Congress, and whatever else arises during a wild 2020 election". @esaagar. Retrieved 2019-08-14.

External links

  • Official website
  • The Hill YouTube channel
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