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About Us

The American Press is the flagship newspaper of the Shearman Corporation, which also owns newspapers in Hobbs, N.M., and Trinidad, Colo.


1895 - 1910: Two publications: The Daily American and The Lake Charles Daily Press

1910 - 1912: The Lake Charles Daily American-Press

1912 - 1931: The Lake Charles American-Press

1912 - 1944: The Lake Charles Weekly American-Press

1931 - 1998: The Lake Charles American Press

1998 - present: The American Press

Hours of Operation

Business Office: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

News Department: 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday - Friday

Circulation Department: 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

Contact Us

Mainline: 337-433-3000

Advertising: 337-433-3000

Circulation: 337-494-4040,

Newsroom: 337-494-4080,

Photography: 337-494-4077,

Obituaries: 337-494-4039,

Sports: 337-494-4069,

Website: 337-494-4067,


Advertising Manager, Karen Cole: 337-494-4095,

Business Manager, Anita Tinsley: 337-494-4058,

Circulation Director, Ava Yellott: 337-494-4018,

Executive Editor, Crystal Stevenson: 337-494-4083,

Production Director, Gordon Clark: 337-494-4055,


We hire college students and recent graduates each semester for internships. Please contact the appropriate department for more information.


We are always looking for bright and enthusiastic individuals to add to our American Press team. For career inquires please email a resume to

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