TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherRobyn McCloskey
EditorKimberly King
FoundedOctober 30, 1850 (173 years ago) (1850-10-30)
Headquarters123 N. Buckeye, Kokomo, Indiana 46901 USA
Circulation21,908 (as of 2006)[1]
Sister newspapersIndiana: see list
Websitewww.kokomotribune.com Edit this at Wikidata

The Kokomo Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Kokomo, Indiana, United States. It is owned by CNHI.

The Kokomo Tribune was cited by the Audit Bureau of Circulation for the nation's highest market penetration for eight years in the 1970s; honored with the state's Century Business Award in 1994; and a 2006 Suburban Newspaper Association award for "best online initiative", recognizing the newspaper's online video, audio and audio slide shows.[2]

The paper's marketing slogan is "Positively, Part of Your Life."


The Kokomo Tribune can trace its history back to October 1850, when the weekly Howard Tribune was founded in Kokomo to cover Howard County, Indiana. T.C. Philips (owner, 1856–1878) was credited with raising the paper's quality and rebuilding it after an 1862 tornado. Between 1897 and 1981, the paper was among the state's most influential under ownership by the Kautz-Blacklidge family until, at the direction of the partners/owners, then-publisher Kent Blacklidge sold it to Thomson Corporation. In 2000, Thomson sold the Kokomo Tribune to CNHI, which owns several other Indiana newspapers.[2]

In 1989, The Kokomo Perspective began publishing in Kokomo as a weekly competitor to the Tribune. The Kokomo Perspective ceased publication in late 2021.


  1. ^ "CNHI-CAN Circulation". cnhi-can.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-12. Retrieved 2007-01-17.
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Kokomo Tribune. Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2013-01-18.