SFGate is a news website based out of San Francisco, California, covering news, culture, travel, food, politics and sports in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hawaii and California. The site, owned by Hearst Newspapers, reaches approximately 25 million to 30 million unique readers a month, making it the second most popular news site in California, after the Los Angeles Times.
Launched on November 3, 1994 as The Gate, and renamed SFGate in 1998, the site served as the digital home of the San Francisco Chronicle until 2017. SFGate and the San Francisco Chronicle split into two separate newsrooms in 2019, with independent editorial staff. The SFGate newsroom consists of about 40 staff, including Drew Magary and Rod Benson. Grant Marek has served as editor-in-chief since 2019.