The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was formed when the Pittsburgh Post and Pittsburgh Gazette merged. It later absorbed many writers from the Pittsburgh Press when that paper folded after a 1994 strike. It is the largest newspaper in Pittsburgh, PA. The paper stopped publishing daily late in 2018, with declining subscriptions following a shift to a very right-wing op-ed page from a balanced, middle-of-the-road one. It still published five days a week with online editions on Tuesday and Saturday (a small print run went to some outlets on Saturday but not to those getting home delivery). Just a year later, the "paper" cut back further to delivery three days per week with plans to stop being a newspaper altogether in the works as the idea was to be merely an online presence.
Several players who have been drafted or played professional baseball have been named Male High School Athlete of the Year by the Post-Gazette since the award was first given out in 1979: Dan Marino (1979), Paul Failla (1991), Neil Walker (2003-2004) and Adam DiMichele (2003-2004).
Sportswriters have included Elizabeth Bloom, Bill Brink, Gene Collier, Brad Everett, Charley Feeney, Chuck Finder, Bruce Keidan, Dejan Kovacevic, Jason Mackey, Jenn Menendez, Paul Meyer, Stephen Nesbitt, Mike Persak, Michael Sanserino, Bob Smizik, Joe Starkey and Nubyjas Wilborn.