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El Colombiano S.A.

El Colombiano S.A.

El Colombiano S.A. is a media company of the Gómez & Hernández Families that publishes for example the El Colombiano newspaper of Medellín, one of the regional newspapers with greater readability in the country and of high influence in the public opinion of Antioquia. Likewise, the Gómez and Hernández are owners of one of the two economic newspapers in Colombia, La República, which circulates at a national level. They are also part of the Grupo Nacional de Medios S.A., together with two of the most important families in the regional press: the Galvis of Santander and the Lloreda of Valle del Cauca. Through this alliance, they participated of the failed tender for the third channel, along with the Grupo Prisa and are behind the edition of the most widely read popular newspaper in Colombia, “Q´hubo”, which besides of having presence in Medellin, it is also printed in 11 departments of the country..


From El Colombiano S.A. & CIA. S.C.A are shareholders of the only press agency of the country, COLPRENSA and are founders of ANDIARIOS.


The political tendency of Gómez & Hernández families is conservative. From the beginning of the first presidential term of the Antioqueño Álvaro Uribe Vélez, the El Colombiano newspaper supported his political project, a support that was maintained during his second presidential term and even later. Some of its members held governmental positions in his governent and are members of the Democratic Center political party.


Key facts

Mother Company

El Colombiano S.A & CIA. S.C.A.

Business Form


Legal Form

Sociedad Anónima

Business Sectors



Familia Hernandez

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Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Periódico El Colombiano

Other Online Outlets


Media Business

Newspaper Publication

Novamedia Editores S.A.S.

Newspaper Publcation

Ediciones El Globo S.A.

Newpaper Publication

Colprensa S.A.

General Information

Founding Year

Década del 30


The Gómez Families & the Hernandez Families | The Gómez & Hernández Families are owners of theEl Colombiano newspaper of Medellín and of the economic newspaper La República, which circulates at a national level.
*They are also part of the Grupo Nacional


Empleados El Colombiano S.A. y Cía S.C.A. 615. (Empleados Editorial El Globo S.A. 307)


Carrera 48 No 30 sur-119, Envigado - Antioquia, ColombiaConmutador: (57) (4) 3315252 | Bogotá: (57) (1) 4156764 | Fax: (57) (1) 4157508 | Línea de atención al cliente: (57) (4) 3393333

Tax/ ID Number


Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

USD $ 32.010.200 / COP $94.042 millions

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

No Data

Advertising (in % of total funding)

No Data


Executive Board

Luis Miguel de Bedout Hernández

President - He is a member of the board of directors of El Colombiano S.A y Cía S.C.A., Ediciones El Globo, the Grupo Nacional de Medios and Colprensa.

Supervisory Board

Juan Pablo Gómez Martínez

Advisor of El Colombiano S.A. and Politician of Valle del Cauca.
Son of the conservative politician and founder of the El Colombiano newspaper, Fernando Gómez Martínez.
Uncle of the current director, Martha Ortiz Gómez.

Further Information

Data Unavailable

ownership data is not publicly available, company/channel denies the release of information or does not respond, no public record exists

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Meta Data

Financial information: exchange rate: 1 USD = 2.937,88 COP


Certificado de existencia y representación legal de El Colombiano S.A. y Cía S.C.A.

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