May 23, 2024

San Antonio Express News moves buildings in major downsize

After 90 years, the San Antonio Express News will be vacating it’s large office space at 301 Avenue E downtown. The facility is where journalists and printing occured for distribution city wide.

Now, the company owned by Hearst Corporation announced Thursday that they will be moving into the newly renovated state-of-the-art building where the San Antonio Light newspaper was at about a block away.

San Antonio Express News new headquarters within the former updated San Antonio Light Newspaper building downtown.

The San Antonio Light was San Antonio’s evening newspaper that had shuttered in 1993.

The company also is planning on hiring 10 journalists to their newsroom that will increase their current staffing by 10% more.

โ€œSan Antonians value the Express-News as an independent news source, and record audience numbers are a testament to their confidence in our reporting,โ€ Express-News publisher Mark Medici said. โ€œWe are proud to enter this next phase of growth in a building with such significance to Hearstโ€™s history.โ€

Back in May 2019, Hearst had put the eight-story San Antonio Express News building on the market but has yet to find a buyer.

It was reported that 62 employees had took voluntary buyouts that include 11 newsroom staffers and 36 print production workers that will be leaving late November and late January. The printing production was moved to the Hearst site in Houston, Texas where the Houston Chronicle is printed.