Fredericksburg Advance

Leigh Anne Van Doren founded Fredericksburg Parent Magazine in 1999. In 2023, she had the opportunity to start a nonprofit newsroom, Fredericksburg Advance. Fredericksburg Advance offers news online at Customers may also subscribe for free and get daily updates sent to their email. Those wishing to support the newsroom can become paid members.

A ribbon cutting for the Fredericksburg Advance was held at UMW’s Center for Economic Development. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw attending the ceremony and spoke about the importance of a free press.

Fredericksburg Advance’s motto is “We’re putting our readers first, and getting back to what local and state journalism ought to be about.” They are working hard to present multiple viewpoints so that readers get all the information they need to make their own fully-informed decisions. To learn more, go to