Top 10 California Daily Newspapers by Circulation
*Data as of July 2021.
1. Los Angeles Times
News from Los Angeles and the world.
2. San Jose Mercury-News
The San Jose Mercury News, covering news, sports, business, entertainment and more in the South Bay and beyond since 1851.
3. San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco Chronicle is the largest newspaper in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast.
4. The San Diego Union-Tribune
The San Diego Union-Tribune is the largest media company in San Diego. It has won four Pulitzer Prizes.
5. The San Francisco Examiner
Daily news from San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area.
6. Orange County Register
Based in Santa Ana, Calif., Orange County Register publishes the Orange County Register, a three-time, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and the area’s most trusted source of news and information since 1905.
7. The Fresno Bee
The Fresno Bee has been Central California’s news and information leader since 1922.
8. The Sacramento Bee
The Bee’s circulation area covers approximately 12,000 square miles: south to Stockton, north to the Oregon border, east to Reno and west to the San Francisco Bay Area.
9. The Press-Enterprise
The Press-Enterprise and PE.com are the leading source for news, video, things to do, sports and lifestyle information in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.