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The Port Charles Press (formerly The Port Charles Sun and The Port Charles Herald) is a local newspaper in Port Charles, New York.

History

In December of 2011, Pres Floyd bought The Herald and renamed it The Press. In May of 2012, Todd Manning bought it, renamed it again as The Sun, reformatted it as a tabloid, and moved its offices into the Crimson offices in The Metro Court. Todd also owns a tabloid in Llanview, Pennsylvania by the same name, which he renamed from The Intruder when he bought it in 1995. That tabloid had been founded by his father Victor Lord and inherited by Victor's widow Dorian Lord, from whom Todd bought it. Immediately after starting The Sun, Heather Webber blackmailed Todd into giving her a job as the gossip columnist at the paper, which forced Todd to fire gossip columnist Diane Miller. In March 2013, Todd moved out of Port Charles, and The Sun was reformatted again as a newspaper and returned to its name The Press.

The currently-unnamed parent company of both The Port Charles Press and Crimson Llanview (formerly Manning Enterprises and Lux Corp.) bought out Kate Howard's fashion magazine Crimson in 2009. In June of 2012, Todd Manning bought the company and renamed it Manning Enterprises. Todd also bought out Pres Floyd's newspaper The Port Charles Press and renamed it The Sun. Manning Enterprises also owned a sports publication and two publishing houses. ME also owned a cable television franchise, but in August of 2012, Todd sold it to Jerry Jacks, who approached him using the alias "James Craig." Jerry then took to the airwaves to inform the city that he had poisoned the water supply. Sam McCall obtained a job as Todd's assistant so that she could secretly investigate his involvement with Heather Webber, but Todd fired her after realizing her scheme. Manning Enterprises was the sister company of Llanview, Pennsylvania-based Lord Enterprises, which Todd co-owns with his sister Victoria Lord. In March 2013, Todd moved back to Llanview; and Kate Howard, now going by "Connie Falconeri," took back control of her magazine Crimson and the paper, now renamed The Port Charles Press. In July of 2013, it was revealed that the new head of the parent company is Derek Wells, which is an alias for mobster Julian Jerome. He soon hired Duke Lavery as his Chief of Staff. In 2017, Julian sells his media company. It is now called Aurora Media and is owned by Drew Cain and Jasper Jacks.

The Port Charles Press newspaper (formerly The Port Charles Sun tabloid and the The Port Charles Herald newspaper) - Derek Wells (former owner), Maxie Jones (former assistant), Connie Falconeri (former editor-in-chief), Duke Lavery (former Chief of Staff), Todd Manning (former owner, former publisher), Heather Webber (former gossip columnist), Diane Miller (former gossip columnist), Sam McCall (former assistant), Pres Floyd (former owner and editor-in-chief), Cheryl Burns (former assistant) and Marissa Leong (former reporter).

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