Midland Reporter-Telegram
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Hearst Communications
PublisherRobert C. Granfeldt
EditorStewart Doreen
Headquarters201 E. Illinois Ave.
Midland, Texas, US 79701
Circulation8,707 (as of 2023)[1]

The Midland Reporter-Telegram is a daily newspaper in Midland, Texas. It is located in the heart of the vast 54-county Permian Basin of West Texas, a geological region which produces 70 percent of the oil in Texas. The newspaper's special coverage includes the "Permian Basin Oil Report", a weekly section devoted to news of the gas and oil industry, and Mywesttexasjobs.com, a weekly employment magazine that is free to the community and has a wide distribution throughout the Permian Basin.

The Reporter-Telegram is a Hearst Corporation publication, having been acquired by the corporation in 1979.[2]


In October 2015, Hearst named Jeffrey P. Shabram as Publisher of the Midland Reporter-Telegram and its West Texas companion publications, The Plainview Daily Herald in Plainview, The Canyon News in Canyon, and The Muleshoe Journal in Muleshoe, Texas. Prior to the appointment, Shabram was Vice President of Midland Newspapers and Senior Director of Digital for Berkshire Hathaway Media based in Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Mary Gilda Dearen (born 1955) is the managing editor. She is married to western novelist and historian Patrick Dearen.[4]


  1. ^ "2023 Texas Newspaper Directory". Texas Press Association. Archived from the original on May 3, 2023. Retrieved May 3, 2023.
  2. ^ "Midland Reporter-Telegram". Hearst Corporation.
  3. ^ "Hearst names Midland publisher", Laredo Morning Times, January 11, 2013, p. 8A
  4. ^ "Patrick Dearen". goodreads.com. Retrieved April 12, 2014.