Celebrating 80 Years

A timeline of events in the life of U.S. News & World Report,
1933-2013

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1992. The book “Triumph Without Victory: The Unreported History of the Persian Gulf War,” by a team of U.S. News reporters, is released.

1992. U.S. News overtakes Time in total ad pages. Cover price is now $2.50.

1993. U.S. News ventures onto the Internet, providing content to CompuServe Information Service for the next two years.

May 2, 1994. The first full newsstand version of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” hits shelves.

Nov. 6, 1995. The magazine launches a website, www.usnews.com, where readers can find articles from the print edition of U.S. News & World Report.

September 1996. James Fallows takes over as editor. Soon after, he adds the serial comma to the stylebook.

August 1997. The D.C.-based business offices move to New York and consolidate with those of the New York Daily News.

May 1998. Eric Gertler is promoted to chief operating officer.

June 1, 1998. U.S. News & World Report publishes the first issue with its Web address on the cover.

June 1998. Thomas R. Evans becomes president and publisher.

August 1998. Steve Smith is named editor.

December 1998. U.S. News moves to 1050 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, in Georgetown.

April 19, 1999. U.S. News produces its first complete issue using TeamBase, entering the PC age and retiring the Atex system.

January 2000. Bill Holiber becomes publisher of U.S. News & World Report.

2000. The first paid advertising appears on usnews.com.

May 2, 2001. The National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online goes to usnews.com.

June 2001. Brian Duffy is named editor.

Sept. 13, 2001. U.S. News publishes a 58-page magazine within 56 hours of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

2003. “23 Days of Terror,” a book by Angie Cannon and the staff of U.S. News & World Report, chronicles the investigation of the Beltway sniper attacks.

October 2004. Bill Holiber becomes president of U.S. News & World Report.

Aug. 2, 2005. Michael Barone is the first U.S. News writer to enter the blogosphere.

October 2005. Kerry Dyer is named publisher of U.S. News & World Report.

Oct. 10, 2005. The first issue that ranks “America’s Best Health Plans” is released.

December 2005. U.S. News starts using Omniture for site analytics, and it records 1.6 million unique visitors and 15.1 million page views on usnews.com for the month.

Sept. 11, 2006. U.S. News goes live on T-Mobile, providing tidbits of U.S. News content free to mobile customers.

April 2007. Brian Kelly becomes editor.

Oct. 1, 2007. The first “Best Places to Retire” issue is released.

Oct. 5, 2007. The rankingsandreviews.com site launches with its first category, Best Cars and Trucks.