The Express-Times
The Express-Times building in Easton, November 2009
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Advance Publications
PresidentSteve Alessi
EditorNick Falsone
Sports editorKyle Craig
Founded1855 as The Easton Daily Express
Headquarters18 Centre Square, Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

The Express-Times is a daily newspaper based in Easton, Pennsylvania. The newspaper provides national news and extensive local news coverage of the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855, The Express-Times is the longest continuously published newspaper in the Lehigh Valley.

The paper has won awards in both New Jersey[1] and Pennsylvania. In 2021, it won the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting.[2][3]


First printed 1855 as The Easton Daily Express, the name changed to The Easton Express in 1917 and was abbreviated to The Express in 1973. In 1991, The Express merged with The Globe-Times of Bethlehem to become The Express-Times.

Thomson Newspapers bought The Express of Easton in 1983. The paper took on its current name when the Globe-Times of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, merged with The Express. MediaNews Group bought The Express-Times from Thomson in 1994. Current owner Advance Publications bought MediaNews' New Jersey and Pennsylvania newspapers in 2000.[4]

The Express-Times is also available online at[5]

In 2023, The Express-Times joined The Morning Call in dropping their circulation of the Dilbert comic after Scott Adams, the comic's creator, told white people to "get the hell away from [black people]" on a YouTube live stream in response to a poll, which found that many African Americans do not think it is OK to be white.[6]


The Express-Times publishes zoned editions in the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey. It delivers to Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in northwest New Jersey.


The Express-Times has four editorial sections:


The following are inserted into The Express-Times during the week:

Other publications

The Express-Times also publishes a weekly, The US, based in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

See also


  1. ^ Staff, Lehighvalleylive com (2021-02-21). "Express-Times wins general excellence award, numerous other top honors from state press association". lehighvalleylive. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  2. ^ "Newhouse announces winners in 2021 Toner Prizes competition". Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  3. ^, Sara K. Satullo | For (2021-03-27). "Explore 'Swing County, Swing State,' the project that just won journalism's Toner Prize". lehighvalleylive. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  4. ^ "MediaNews Sells Papers to Advance". The New York Times. July 6, 2000. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
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  6. ^ Laschinsky, Sarit. "The Morning Call, The Express-Times Join Papers Dropping 'Dilbert' After Author's Racist Comments". WDIY. NPR. Retrieved 28 April 2023.