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Daily Pilot

100% Local

1375 Sunflower Ave.
Costa Mesa , CA 92626 (view map)
Phone: (714) 466-4600 Website: Social Media



The Daily Pilot started off in 1907 as a weekly newspaper named the Newport News. Since then, it's been known as the Newport Harbor Pilot, the Orange Coast Daily Pilot and the Newport Beach-Costa Mesa Pilot.

The Pilot, with a circulation of about 30,000, has won numerous awards over the years, including best community newspaper in the state, awarded by the California Newspaper Publishers Assn., in 2004. In addition to its print product, the, launched in 2005, has more than 9,000 readers every day. It’s distributed Tuesday through Sunday and is home delivered to Los Angeles Times subscribers in the area, distributed at news racks, and free home delivery. In 2010, the Daily Pilot expanded to Irvine on Sundays.

The Daily Pilot delivers an efficient, cost-effective connection to consumers in affluent Orange County coastal communities. Hyper-local coverage generates strong reader loyalty and engagement and provides a focused context for your message, particularly if you’re trying to target shoppers in a specific area. Several innovative ad formats like full-color spadea wraps and front-page strip ads give your message maximum impact, and special advertising sections like the Holiday Gift Guide, Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and the OC Marathon are great ways to connect with the community around holidays and events. Creative online advertising opportunities are available at

Daily Circulation: Tue-Thur: 17,627 (avg.); Fri: 47,904; Sat: 29,963; Sun: 34,295
Weekly Circulation: 165,043

Avg. Readership: Tue-Thur: 41,600 (avg.); Fri: 113,054; Sat: 70,713; Sun: 80,937
Weekly Readership: 389,504


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