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National Examiner
Cover of National Examiner (23 June 2014)
Chief content officerDylan Howard
CategoriesSupermarket tabloid
CompanyHudson Media
Based inNew York City

The National Examiner is a supermarket tabloid from America. It was formerly owned by American Media, Inc. (AMI). AMI's chief content officer, Dylan Howard, oversaw the publication.[1][2]

The National Examiner has the fewest pages and is the least expensive tabloid in American Media's portfolio; it aims for an older audience. While its sister publications focus on more current content (such as the National Enquirer's focus on celebrity news and Globe's political and culture stories), the Examiner focuses on longer-standing stories featuring older (sometimes deceased) celebrities. Also prominently featured among the Examiner's stories are articles on daytime television.

National Examiner was owned by the Globe Communications until 1999, when American Media acquired it and its sister publication Globe.[3] The magazine was based in Boca Raton, Florida, until September 10, 2015, when it moved to New York City.[4]

Like other tabloids, its contents have often come under question, and it has been derided for its sensationalistic writing.

There is no website for the Examiner.[5]

On April 18, 2019, AMI agreed to sell the Examiner, along with the National Enquirer and Globe, to Hudson Group.[6][7]

In February 2023, A360media agreed to sell the National Enquirer to VVIP Ventures, a joint venture of the digital media company Vinco Ventures and a new company set up for the purchase, Icon Publishing.[8]


  1. ^ Dool, Greg (October 26, 2017). "Us Weekly Editor James Heidenry Out at American Media, Inc". Folio.
  2. ^ "American Media, Inc. Names Dylan Howard Chief Content Officer of the AMI Celebrity Group". PR Newswire. Oct 26, 2017.
  3. ^ David E. Sumner (2010). The Magazine Century: Ameron ican Magazines Since 1900. Peter Lang. p. 131. ISBN 978-1-4331-0493-0. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  4. ^ Keith J. Kelly (August 19, 2015). "American Media moves its tabloids from Florida to NYC". New York Post. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  5. ^ Koretzky, Michael (July 6, 2010). "Working at the National Enquirer Is Just Like Working at Any Other Newspaper — But Weirder". Huffington Post.
  6. ^ 'National Enquirer' To Be Sold To Hudson News Heir James Cohen
  7. ^ Hudson Media buys National Enquirer for $100 million in wake of Trump, Bezos scandals
  8. ^ Robertson, Katie (2023-02-06). "National Enquirer, Scandal-Plagued Tabloid, Is Sold". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-02-07.