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The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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About us

The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-Review is the largest news and information provider in the Inland Northwest. The newspaper traces its origin to the founding of the Spokane Falls Review in 1883. In 1893, the Review merged with its rival, The Spokesman, under the leadership of Publisher William H. Cowles. Later the company would buy the Spokane Daily Chronicle, which continued as a separate newspaper until Review and Chronicle newsrooms merged in 1983. The Chronicle existed until 1992. The Spokesman-Review is still owned by the Cowles family, whose members continue to reside in Spokane and are actively involved in civic betterment efforts in addition to Cowles Company operations. Today, publisher William Stacey Cowles represents the fourth generation of his family to oversee the newspaper.

Serving the Inland Northwest since 1883
William H. Cowles, publisher 1891-1946
William H. Cowles, Jr, publisher 1946-1970
William H. Cowles, 3rd, publisher 1970-1992

Publisher is the online edition of The Spokesman-Review, the 133-year-old daily newspaper in Spokane, Wash. This Web version includes current stories, photographs, special sections, multimedia features and a fee-for-use archive of articles from recent years. Access to breaking news stories and their related multimedia is free.

Earlier versions of The Spokesman-Review's online edition were known on the Web as, and Our online edition is now known as We expect more changes in online content and presentation as our newsroom evolves, so please send questions, complaints and suggestions to our online team at

While the print edition has been honored by the Society for News Design as one of the world’s best-designed newspapers, received the Online News Association's "General Excellence" award for medium (100,000 to 1 million monthly visitors) news sites in October 2005. In 2006, Newspaper Association of America gave the newspaper a Digital Edge award for Best Overall News Site in its circulation bracket., the newspaper's entertainment site, received Best Entertainment Site in the same competition and repeated that win in 2007.

Contact us

If you're looking for a specific person in the newsroom, check our staff list for a complete list of contacts.

News Division
Rob Curley

Joe Palmquist
Manging Editor
Kathleen Coleman
Director, Sales and Marketing

Laurie Lunzer
Production Manager

Kenneth Clement
Human Resources Manager


Main offices of The Spokesman-Review are located at 999 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

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