San Francisco ChronicleThe San Francisco Chronicle is northern California's largest newspaper. Serving primarily the San Francisco Bay area, it has a daily circulation of over 500,000. The paper has been owned by Hearst Communications, Inc since July 27, 2000. The newspaper was founded in 1865 by brothers Charles deYoung and Michael H. deYoung. As of 2003 the president of the company is Steven Falk, the executive vice president and editor is Phil Bronstein, and the vice president and managing editor is Robert Rosenthal.
The online version of the newspaper, SFGate is led by the vice president Robert Cauthorn and the news director Vlae Kershner. As well as publishing the San Francisco Chronicle online, SFGate adds other features not available in the printed version.