SFGATE is your portal to the Bay Area and California's most important news and fascinating features.

SFGATE is your portal to the Bay Area and California's most important news and fascinating features.

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Launched in 1994, SFGATE.com was one of the first large-market media sites in the world and served as the exclusive digital home of the San Francisco Chronicle for 19 years. The site, which was initially known as The Gate until officially becoming SFGATE in 1998, was co-founded by Allen Weiner and John Coate, and was the first news site to offer searchable archives, classifieds, and open public forums.

In addition to the Chronicle, SFGATE also published content from KRON-TV and the San Francisco Examiner up until the early 2000s, when Hearst Corp. acquired The Chronicle and SFGATE, divested the Examiner and ended the association with KRON-TV, which was sold separately.

In 2012, SFGATE won a Pulitzer Prize. Mark Fiore, whose animated political cartoons appeared on the site, won the Pulitzer for editorial cartooning. It was the first time since the category of editorial cartooning was created in 1922 that the Pulitzer went to an artist whose work did not appear in print.

In 2013, the Chronicle launched a paywalled premium website, sfchronicle.com. Over the next six years, varying amounts of free and premium Chronicle content appeared on SFGATE, then in 2019, the Chronicle and SFGATE officially became two separately run entities with their own editorial staffs and independent newsrooms.

Since that split, SFGATE has won 10 San Francisco Press Club Awards, three North American 竞技宝投注 Journalists Association awards, and a Society of American 竞技宝投注 Writers Lowell Thomas award.

SFGATE currently has a staff of 38. Grant Marek has served as the Editor in Chief since 2019.

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