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The #1 source of news information, entertainment and advertising in southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. Voted Best Newspaper in the state 29 out of the last 36 years by Virginia Press Association. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner (three finalists since 2007). Two Silver awards for Visual Journalism by Society for News Design and five 1st Place awards, Best Use of Pictures by Pictures of the Year. is the region’s trusted sources for comprehensive coverage of all the area’s news and entertainment information. We deliver targeted ad placements to more effectively drive local traffic to your storefront and website.

Readership & Circulation

Daily Print & Online Readership: 283,735
Sunday Print & Online Readership: 305,163

Daily Circulation: 65,574
Wednesday Circulation: 101,564
Sunday Circulation: 105,919

Source: Nielsen Scarborough, 2019 (Release 1); Source: AAM 2019 Q3

Why Should You Advertise with The Pilot?
  • 36% of South Hampton Roads adults read The Virginian-Pilot every week.
  • 79% of adults took action as a result of seeing an ad in the newspaper in the past month.
  • 48% of adults bought something advertised in a newspaper print ad in the past month.
  • Over 14% of the average household income of a visitor in the past 30 days is $75,233 (14% more than non-visitors) and home market values are 8% higher.
  • has 8.6 million page views and 2.4 million unique users per month.
Source: Nielsen Scarborough, 2019 (Release 1); Source: AAM 2019 Q3; comScore 2017

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