The San Juan Star

The San Juan Star
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) The San Juan Star, Inc.
President Ricardo Alfonso Angulo
Founded 1959
Language English
Ceased publication 2008
Relaunched 2009

The San Juan Star is an English-language, Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The newspaper was originally published by Star Media Network, a subdivision of San Juan Star, Inc.


The newspaper was founded in 1959, and was intended for the English-speaking population in Puerto Rico. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy was once the managing editor of the Star, soon after its inception to 1961.[1] The paper was sold in 1996 from then owner Scripps-Howard to Gerry Angulo, who had formerly worked for money manager Ivan Boesky.[2]


On Friday August 29, 2008, The Star published its last issue and closed down with publisher Gerry Angulo blaming the union for not agreeing to cost cuts. At the time, the Star had 120 employees. The paper had reportedly been losing money for several years and the losses deepened due to the 2008 recession.[3]


In 2009, The San Juan Star reopened as a weekly with a new staff and a new vision.[4] It has since increased to daily publication: Monday through Thursday with an additional weekend edition. On October 25, 2015, Gerry Angulo died as a result of his car accident. He was replaced by his son, Ricardo Alfonso Angulo, which is also an owner of WEGA 1350 AM in Vega Baja.


  1. New York State Writers Institute William Kennedy Biography
  2. "Warning Flags". Forbes. 3 May 1999. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  3. Coto, Danica (29 August 2008). "Renowned 'San Juan Star' newspaper folds after 49 years". USA Today. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
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