May 17, 1933 David Lawrence produces the first issue of a weekly newspaper called the United States News. It is a 16-page paper devoted primarily to federal government activities in Washington. It costs 5 cents.
Dec. 3, 1934 The first Washington Whispers column is published in the United States Newsmaking it the oldest feature of U.S.News & World Report still published today.
Jan. 5, 1940 The United States News changes format from a newspaper to a magazine. The publication is billed "the Weekly Newsmagazine of National Affairs." The first issue contains 52 pagesa substantial increase from the newspaper's original 16.
May 23, 1946 As a complement to the United States News, David Lawrence launches World Report, a new weekly magazine devoted entirely to news from foreign countries. (Guilumette)
Jan. 16, 1948 The United States News and World Report merge to become a new magazine titled U.S.News & World Report, combining international and national news coverage. The newsstand price is 15 cents an issue.