The Daily Planet is a newspaper publisher located in Metropolis. It is considered to be CatCo Worldwide Media's biggest competitor.[1]


Cat Grant worked at the Daily Planet as editor-in-chief Perry White's personal assistant until she had the opportunity to write a piece for the gossip column of the paper. After working as a gossip columnist for sometime, Cat quit the Daily Planet to start her media conglomerate, CatCo Worldwide Media.[2]

Since Superman emerged as a vigilante in Metropolis, the Daily Planet's popularity skyrocketed, with the superhero being featured on the cover of 54% of their stories. Photojournalist James Olsen took the 1st photo of Superman[1] while reporter Lois Lane was the first to interview the superhero for the Daily Planet.[3]

Sometime after 1999, Clark conducted a prison interview with Winslow Schott Sr. aka Toyman for the Daily Planet.[4]

Sometime after 2010, Lois wrote an article detailing a battle between Superman and Reactron in Metropolis.[4]

After the emergence of Supergirl in National City, numerous reporters, including those from the Daily Planet, were attempting to obtain an exclusive with her.[2] However, Cat ultimately obtained the exclusive and "scooped" the Daily Planet with the revelation that Supergirl and Superman were cousins.[5]

Siobhan Smythe planned to sell a video of Supergirl letting an alien criminal go free to Perry, and use the story to be hired by the Daily Planet as a reporter. However, once Cat learned of her betrayal, she later convinced Perry not to hire Siobhan.[6]

On August 2, 2018, Brooke Pohl wrote an article for the Daily Planet on James' exposure as the vigilante "Guardian". A story on Supergirl's final defeat of Reign was also published.[7]

On August 9, 2018, Lois did a story for the Daily Planet on Supergirl protecting Earth while Superman was off-world.[8]

In March 2019, Lex Luthor battled Supergirl on the Daily Planet's rooftop after escaping custody, causing significant damage to its globe.[9]

In late 2019, the Daily Planet covered Kara Danvers of CatCo being awarded a Pulitzer Prize.[10]

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Season 1

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Season 4

Season 5

The Flash

Season 5


Adventures of Supergirl


Behind the scenes

  • In the comics, the Daily Planet is the daily newspaper of Metropolis and the workplace of Superman in his civilian persona.


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