For Immediate Release

March 27, 2018

For more information, contact Thomas A. Silvestri, Publisher, (804) 649-6121,

Richmond Times-Dispatch morning headlines available on Amazon Echo devices

Richmond, VA – The Richmond Times-Dispatch is excited to announce that its morning headlines are available on Amazon Echo devices. The updated Alexa app is made available to users through a partnership with Pearson Mazda.

Amazon Echo users can ask Alexa to enable the Richmond Times-Dispatch and every day a list of our top headlines will be available for users when they receive their flash briefings from Alexa.

The Times-Dispatch is embracing this smart home technology as part of our continuing efforts to reach new audiences for our journalism via technology and innovation.

The RTD’s headlines are updated every morning at 6 a.m. and include an editor’s selection of important headlines for Richmond and the surrounding region.

Amazon Echo users have three ways to enable headlines from the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

  • While using an Amazon Echo device, say “Alexa, enable the Richmond Times-Dispatch.”
  • Go to the Richmond Times-Dispatch skill page on and ENABLE the skill.
  • Open the Alexa app on a mobile device. Go to the top left menu, select SKILLS, search for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, choose the skill and then choose ENABLE.

For additional sponsorship information, contact Broderick Thomas, Digital Sales Director,, (804) 649-6099.

For questions about the RTD’s Amazon Echo app, contact Nicole McMullin, Online Brand Director,, (804) 649-6777.

About the Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is Central Virginia’s leading source of news, advertising, commentary and community conversations.

The RTD is part of the BH Media’s Richmond Group, which also includes The Mechanicsville Local, the Hanover Local, The Goochland Gazette, Powhatan Today, Chesterfield RTD, Henrico RTD, Cumberland Today and The King William Local. Online, access the RTD on

The Richmond Times-Dispatch and BH Media Group are owned by Berkshire Hathaway Co.

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