South Wales Evening Post
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Trinity Mirror
EditorJonathan Roberts
Founded1893 as the South Wales Daily Post
LanguageEnglish / Welsh
HeadquartersSwansea, United Kingdom

The South Wales Evening Post is a tabloid daily newspaper distributed in the South West region of Wales. The paper has three daily editions – Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire[2] – and is published by Media Wales, part of the Reach plc group.[2] The current editor is Jonathan Roberts.[3] As the name suggests, it had previously been an evening paper, but later moved to a morning daily.

The paper has a circulation of 13,257 as recorded by the ABC in January 2020, down from 40,149 in 2011.[citation needed]

Founded in 1893 as the South Wales Daily Post, the paper changed its name in 1932 to the current title.[4] Former journalists included poet Dylan Thomas, who joined from school in 1930 but left 18 months later to become freelance.[5]

In August 2006, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation figures, the South Wales Evening Post overtook the Cardiff-based South Wales Echo as the biggest-selling evening newspaper in Wales.[6]

Presently the Post is published six days a week by Media Wales, the company that also publishes the Carmarthen Journal, Neath Port Talbot Courier, and Llanelli Star.[2] The Evening Post produces a range of special features and supplements on entertainment, TV, motoring, property, employment and sport.[7]

In 2012, Local World acquired owner Northcliffe Media from Daily Mail and General Trust.[8]

In 2013 the paper gained national attention during the 2013 Swansea measles epidemic as it had previously led a campaign against the vaccine after misunderstanding Andrew Wakefield's research.[9]

See also


  1. ^ "ABC circulation" (PDF). UK.
  2. ^ a b c Meeting of the Culture, Welsh Language and Sport Committee, Thursday, 16 February 2006
  3. ^ Local World press release, 20 February 2013
  4. ^ City & County of Swansea - Local and Welsh newspapers
  5. ^ "Dylan's Life – The 1930s". City and County of Swansea. 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2022.|
  6. ^ "Editor to quit South Wales Echo". BBC News. 18 October 2007.
  7. ^ South Wales Evening Post:Supplements
  8. ^ "Daily Mail sells regional newspapers to Local World". BBC News, 21 November 2012
  9. ^ Meikle, James (17 April 2013). "Measles outbreak sees 'missing generation' queuing for MMR jab". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 February 2021.