The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of the Orlando, Florida region. It was founded in 1876 and is currently in its 136th year of publication. The Sentinel is owned by Tribune Company and is overseen by the Chicago Tribune. As of 2005, the Sentinel’s president and publisher was Kathleen Waltz; she announced her resignation in February 2008. Howard Greenberg, publisher of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, was named publisher of both the Sun-Sentinel and the Orlando Sentinel after Waltz left.
From the early 1930s to 1965, the newspaper was owned and operated by Martin Andersen. It was purchased that year by the Tribune Company.
Publishing History of the Orlando Sentinel and its predecessors:See —a list of Florida newspapers for which indexes or full-text are available at the University of Central Florida Library.
Orlando Reporter: 1892–1903? (merged with Evening Star to form Evening Reporter-Star)
Evening Star: January–December 1903? (merged with Orlando Reporter to form Evening Reporter-Star)
Evening Reporter-Star: 1904?–March 1947 (continues Orlando Reporter and Evening Star; continued by Orlando Evening Star)
Orlando Evening Star: April 1947–1973 (continues Evening Reporter-Star; merged with Orlando Morning Sentinel to form the Orlando Sentinel-Star)
Orlando Morning Sentinel: 1913–1973 (title varies: Daily Sentinel; Morning Sentinel; merged with Orlando Evening Star to form the Orlando Sentinel-Star)