Hearst, which owns 29 TV stations across the country, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this week.
“This year marks an extraordinary milestone birthday for us,” Hearst CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr., who has been with the company for 50 years, said in a recent letter to his colleagues. “Hearst has now informed, inspired and entertained people for 125 years!”
Looking back at the company’s accomplishments, Bennack pointed out that “Hearst advanced TV’s progress forward when it connected viewers of WBAL in Baltimore to color TV as early as 1952.”
Hearst stations, including WBAL, are now running a banner atop their websites celebrating the company’s 125 years.