About Us

Based in Odessa, Texas, the Odessa American was founded in 1940 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for spot photography.
In August 1927, production of Odessa Times and Odessa News began. In October 1928, the two-weekly papers were merged as the Odessa NewsTimes.
The first daily newspaper, The Daily Bulletin began in 1936. The NewsTimes followed with a daily in 1937. On Oct. 2, 1940 R. Henderson Shuffler consolidated the Daily Bulletin and the NewsTimes into the Odessa American, which he sold on Aug. 11, 1945.
Ownership of the newspaper changed twice before Aug. 13, 1948, when it was purchased by Raymond Cyrus Hoiles of Freedom Newspapers Inc.
That company, which later became Freedom Communications, sold the Odessa American to AIM Media Texas, LLC, on May 18, 2012.
The Odessa American withstood brief competition from five newspapers since its first publication and was published at 222 E. Fourth St. since 1951.
On Nov. 30, 2018, the Odessa American moved to new, more modern offices located at 4001 E. 42nd St., Suite 200, 79762 in Odessa.
On Aug. 30, 2019, the Odessa American moved back to downtown Odessa to 700 N. Grant Ave., Suite 800, 79761-4590 in the Bank of America building.
The Odessa American business office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays.