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March 29, 2015 6:51 AM ET


Company Overview of The Hearst Corporation

Company Overview

The Hearst Corporation, a diversified media and information company, engages in magazine and newspaper publishing; television (TV) and radio broadcasting; and TV production and distribution, newspaper features distribution, and real estate businesses. It offers daily and weekly newspapers, monthly magazines, cable networking services, and Internet services. The company also engages in cable network partnerships, television programming activities, and newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing operations. In addition, it operates business-to-business information services, electronic databases, and publications. Further, the company invests in companies operating in media and technology; ...

300 West 57th Street

New York, NY 10019

United States

Founded in 1887





Key Executives for The Hearst Corporation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Director
Age: 52
Director, Chairman of Hearst Television Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Hearst Television and President of Hearst Television, Inc.
Age: 38
Director, Chief Executive Officer of Hearst Magazines International and President of Hearst Magazines International
Age: 50
Chief Executive Officer of Hearst Magazines UK and Chief Operating Officer of Hearst Magazines UK
Age: 39
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The Hearst Corporation Key Developments

Hearst Corp. Appoints Nick Brien as President of Hearst Magazines Marketing Services

Hearst Corp. reported that Nick Brien has been named president of Hearst Magazines Marketing Services. Brien will report to Steven R. Swartz, president and CEO, Hearst Corp., and David Carey, president, Hearst Magazines. Brien will be based in New York.

District Court Dismiss Lawsuit Against Oprah Winfrey and Other Parties

A district court dismissed a lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey and other parties over the use of the 'own your power' motto. In a ruling, U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty reportedly said the talk show host and CEO of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network proved that the phrase is not distinct enough to merit trademark protection. Other defendants in the case included Harpo Productions Inc. and Hearst Corp. In the lawsuit filed in 2011, motivational speaker Simone Kelly-Brown and Own Your Power Communications Inc. claimed that Winfrey stole the phrase.

KUBOO, Inc. Obtains License from Hearst Corporation's King Features for POPEYE and Associated Characters

KUBOO Inc. announced that it has obtained a license from Hearst Corporation's King Features for POPEYE and associated characters. The license allows KUBOO to create, promote, advertise, market, distribute and sell a POPEYE-themed destination located within the KUBOO.Com interactive virtual world. The license agreement gives KUBOO the right to create and market POPEYE-branded virtual items such as clothing, furnishings and decorations. Preliminary development of the POPEYE characters and 'Goon Island' setting have been underway several months and will be released first quarter 2015. The POPEYE license will enable children on KUBOO to interact directly with Popeye and friends in specifically designed environments reminiscent of the original POPEYE adventure.

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