About Us

Lexington Herald-Leader

100 Midland Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508-1943

Mission Statement:
We are committed to being Central and Eastern Kentucky's primary source of news, advertising, information and commentary with the highest standards of journalism and superior customer service. We endeavor to be a rewarding and caring employer and a force for positive change in the community.

The Lexington Herald traces its roots to 1870 and the Lexington Leader to 1888. Leader owner John G. Stoll bought the Herald in 1937; Knight Newspapers bought them in 1973. The papers merged Jan. 1, 1983. The McClatchy Company acquired the paper in 2006 with its purchase of Knight Ridder.

Key Executives:
Rufus Friday, President and Publisher
Sheila Vose, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Peter Baniak, Vice President and Editor
Kim Woods, Vice President, Advertising & Marketing
Vanessa Gallman, Editorial Page Editor
Michael D. Wells, Director of Human Resources
Richard Morgan, Director of Audience Development

General Hiring Contact:
Director of Human Resources Michael Wells at 859-231-3104 or jobs@herald-leader.com.

The Lexington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Fayette, Bourbon, Clark, Jessamine, Scott and Woodford counties. The population growth in the MSA is expected to be 11.4 percent by 2020. The diverse economy is fueled more by services than manufacturing.

Circulation Area:
70 counties in Central, Eastern and South-Central Kentucky.

A 186,000-square-foot facility anchoring the east end of downtown Lexington; 74,000-square-foot off-site packaging/commercial printing facility.

191,374 daily; 258,517 Sunday Circulation: 67,715 daily; 92,664 Sunday

(Sources: Dec. 31, 2014, ABC Publisher's Statement & Scarborough, 2014, Release 1. DMA all 40 counties.)


Online audience:
13,554,993 page views per month; 1,915,128 monthly unique visitors.

Combined audience (print and online):
444,688 (in market unduplicated)

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Pulitzer Prizes:
2000 for Editorial Cartooning, Joel Pett; 1992 for Editorial Writing, Maria Henson; 1986 for Investigative Reporting, Mike York and Jeff Marx.