David Mele, President & Publisher
Pilot Media/ The Virginian-Pilot
Pilot Media is comprised of a diverse group of award winning publications and media businesses including newspapers, online media, direct marketing and specialty publications. Based in Norfolk, Pilot Media employs nearly 1,000 people and is the largest media and marketing organization in Hampton Roads.
Pilot Media leverages award winning journalism, broad and targeted audiences, and professional expertise to drive business results for local companies. The Virginian-Pilot, founded in 1865, drives considerable readership and connects local businesses with prospective customers every day. Targeted print publications such as Inside Business, Tidewater Parent, the Flagship and additional base publications effectively reach segments of the local market. PilotOnline.com, HamptonRoads.com, InsideBiz.com, MyTidewaterMoms.com and other websites deliver the local online audience, and our online services group helps local businesses use online to grow their business every day.
Our rich history and core values continue to ground us and serve as a foundation for our ability to embrace innovation, engage and value difference and ultimately drive results. As the leading local information provider, we embrace cutting-edge technology and strive to serve our existing and future audiences with emerging and relevant information outlets.