Planet Profiles

Other Daily Planet staff members from all time

Lana Lang

Lana Lang is a professional media journalist and television freelancer. With a mind for business and keen intuitive instincts Lana adds a beneficial contribution to the Daily Planet. She’s been a news anchor for WGBS, the leader of the Planet’s business section and (in the Dark Knight Returns storyline) the editor-in-chief of the future paper.

First Appearance: Superboy no. 10 (April 1950)

Created by: John Sikela and Bill Finger

Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor is the genius, ego-centered Metropolis businessman who, with his company LexCorp and scientifically advanced Warsuit, has acted as both an antagonist and ally to Superman and the Justice League. He’s owned the paper on several occasions. Past incarnations of the character has had him at odds with the publication.

First Appearance: Action Comics No. 23 (April 1940)

Created by: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

Franklin Stern

Franklin Stern is a longtime friend of Editor-in-chief Perry White. He was a long-time publisher and owner of the Daily Planet but was forced to sell the paper to Luthor due to failing sales. After retiring, Stern often wrote articles as a contribution to the publication. 

First Appearance: Superman: The Man of Steel no. 27 (1993)

Created by: Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove

Lucas (Snapper) Carr 

Lucas (Snapper) Carr is a Pulitzer Prize winner recognized for his exposé’s. He’s worked as a reporter for print, television and once served as Editor-in-chief for CatCo Magazine. Snapper Carr is a seemingly average person who acted as the first sidekick to the Justice League of America, and has retained a role in the superhero community ever since.

First appearance: The Brave and the Bold no. 28 (1960)

Created by: Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky

Angela Chen

Angela Chen made her first appearance in “Superman: The Animated Series.” She’s held multiple positions at both the Planet and WGBS ranging from television personality to gossip columnist, competing with the likes of Lois Lane and Cat Grant. Like her colleagues, Angela works tenaciously on her stories.

First appearance: Superman: The Animated Series, “The Last Son of Krypton: Part Three.” (1996)

Created by: Alan Burnett and Paul Dini

Dirk Armstrong

Dirk Armstrong is one of the Daily Planet’s more conservative columnists. Notorious for his “old world” views, Dirk is known for being anti-Superman and often sides with Lex Luthor. His opposing views to the progressive Daily Planet provides an alternative point of view, allowing reporting to remain unbiased at the paper.

First appearance: Superman: The Man of Steel no. 61 (1996)

Created by: Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove

Marisol Leone

Marisol Leone is a mysterious woman who, not only ended up owning the Daily Planet out of nowhere, but is also the head of the Invisible Metropolis Mafia, an organization that managed to escape the suspicions of even Superman. After S.W.A.T. stormed the offices of the Daily Planet, Leone was forced to relinquish all ownership. The paper soon fell under the management of Jimmy Olsen.

First appearance: Action Comics no. 1006 (2019)

Created by: Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook

A complete list of Daily Planet employees

Owner(s)

  • Morgan Edge
  • Lex Luthor
  • Bruce Wayne
  • Marisol Leone

Publisher(s)

  • Quentin Galloway
  • Izzy Izquierdo
  • Franklin Stern
  • Marisol Leone

Editor-in-Chief

  • Perry White 

Editor

  • Pauline Kahn

Assistant editor 

  • Richard White

Nighttime editor 

  • Ed Byrnes

Business editor

  • Lana Lang
  • Ron Troupe

Sports and entertainment editor

  • Cat Grant 

Political editor 

  • Ron Troupe 

Photo Editor

  • Liz Ritenour

Investigative journalists

  • Bob Harley 
  • Lois Lane

Producers 

  • Lois Lane

Production assistants

  • Chase Baker 
  • Wayne Gutierez
  • Danny Martin 

Foreign correspondents

  • Clark Kent 

Advice column

  • Charles Expert, PhD 

Sports journalists 

  • Steve Lombard 

Photo Editor 

  • Liz Ritenour

Photojournalists

  • Eddy Barrows
  • Chris Batista
  • Joe Bennett
  • Keith Giffen
  • Jack Jadson
  • J.G. Jones
  • Ruy Jose
  • Miko Ogawa
  • James Olsen
  • Charlie Sandeep

Meteorologists 

  • Chuck Truscott

Journalists

  • Vern Adams
  • Schuman Anderson
  • Dirk Armstrong
  • Scott Bader
  • Ted Bergstressor
  • Ted Bittlman 
  • Bostwick Buler
  • Ivan Cohen
  • Connie Cox
  • Pete Cromwell
  • Simone D’Neige
  • Janet Dawson
  • Kara Danvers
  • Nizam Dossa
  • Gavin Evans
  • Dustin Farrell
  • Geraldine Frank
  • Whit Gams
  • Robinson Goode
  • Peter Hu
  • Adam Hughes
  • Brad Hunter
  • Freddy Jones
  • Jann Jones
  • Dan Jurgens
  • Matt Keller
  • Kristina Lyne
  • R.F. Mann
  • Dave McCullough
  • Ajax McGillicutty
  • Sammy Moten
  • Jack Nelson
  • Sandra Nleswenlessfoam 
  • Bratton Nox
  • Joyce O’Brian
  • Ron Perazza
  • Norm Rapmund
  • Briscoe Remierez
  • Jesus Reyes
  • Harvey Richards
  • S. E. Roder
  • Jack Ryder
  • Vic Sage
  • Sanjay
  • Fareed Sariego
  • Jeanine Schaefer
  • Josef Schuman
  • Brett Shanahan
  • Michael Siglain
  • Stan Simons
  • Roger Stern
  • Bill Stoker
  • Chloe Sullivan
  • Art Thilbert
  • Joanne Totten
  • Noah Vince
  • Tom Weaver
  • Meg Wilkinson
  • Mike Zagari

Gossip 

  • Trish Q. 

Graphic designers

  • Connie Hatch

Cartoonists & artists

  • Kyle Rayner

Online operations 

  • Gregg Parson

Television reporters 

  • Lucas “Snapper” Carr
  • Angela Chen
  • Kristina Erickson
  • Nathan Jesse
  • Heather Kelly
  • William McCoy
  • Derek Rich

Videographers

  • Morrie  Jack 

Helicopter pilots

  • Dough Hubler 
  • Rick Stafford

Freelancer

  • Exiakaiser

Interns

  • Justin Gustafson
  • Jack Hoffman
  • Jenny Jerkovich
  • Alice White

Human Resources

  • Adele

Secretaries 

  • Debbie Anderson
  • Marilyn Sanders   

Paper deliverer 

  • Beaney Martin
  • Stephan Marco

Attorney

  • John Fletcher 

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