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The Herald Everett
The Everett Herald
Everett Daily Herald front page.jpg
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Sound Publishing
PublisherJosh O'Connor[1]
EditorPhillip O'Connor
Headquarters1800 41st St., Suite S-300
Everett, Washington, U.S.
Circulation43,392 Sunday
37,601 Daily (Friday) [2]

The Everett Herald is a daily newspaper based in Everett, Washington, United States. It is owned by Sound Publishing, Inc. The paper serves as a major news source for residents of Snohomish County.


Newsboys for the Everett Daily Herald, c. 1929

The Daily Herald was first published on February 11, 1901, by S. A. Perkins and S. E. Wharton.[3] An earlier newspaper known as the Herald had been established in 1891 and ceased publication during the Panic of 1893.[4] The second incarnation of the Herald, originally named the Everett Independent, was sold to James B. Best in 1905.[5] The newspaper established a satellite news bureau for southern Snohomish County in May 1954, which later became the Western Sun edition in 1970.[6] The Best family owned the newspaper until it was sold in 1978 to the Washington Post Company.[7][8]The Daily Herald's website,, was launched on January 5, 1997.[7]

For years, The Daily Herald was an afternoon paper.[8] It is now a morning paper.[4] The newspaper also acquired a chain of weekly newspapers under The Enterprise in southern Snohomish County, which it operated from 1996 to 2012.

On February 6, 2013, the Washington Post Company announced it was selling the paper to the Sound Publishing division, based in Everett, Washington, of Black Press, based in Victoria, British Columbia.[9]

Notable court cases

In March 1983, The Daily Herald lost an appellate court case in the State of Washington in which it sought to quash a subpoena allowing a judicial review of confidential material gathered for articles it had published in 1979 on the cult activities of Theodore Rinaldo, who had since been convicted on charges of rape, indecent liberties and assault.[10]The New York Times reported that the court had ruled that "criminal defendants could force reporters to reveal confidential sources if the information was crucial to the case" and characterized the loss as "a major defeat for the news media".[11]The Daily Herald took the Appeals Court decision to the Washington Supreme Court[10] in State v. Rinaldo 102 Wn.2d 749 (1984), which was heard en banc with the result that the subpoena itself was quashed on the basis that Rinaldo had not met the threshold requirements to compel such an inspection,[12] while upholding the Court of Appeals ruling in general.[13]


  1. ^ "Executives". Sound Publishing. Archived from the original on June 3, 2018. Retrieved 2018. As president of Sound Publishing, O'Connor is also the publisher of The Daily Herald (Everett) and oversees the company in its primary leadership role.
  2. ^ "The Washington Post Company Newspapers: The Herald". The Washington Post Company. Archived from the original on 2004-02-22. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Brown, J. D. K. (November 1908). "Snohomish County Newspapers". The Coast. Seattle: The Coast Publishing Company. XVI (5): 311. OCLC 81457448. Retrieved 2020 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b Bagwell, Steve; Stapilus, Randy (2013). New Editions: The Northwest's newspapers as they were, are, and will be. Carlton, Oregon: Ridenbaugh Press. pp. 212-213. ISBN 978-0-945648-10-9. OCLC 861618089.
  5. ^ "Looking back: Journalism in early Everett". The Everett Herald. September 28, 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ Riddle, Margaret (August 9, 2006). "Snohomish County -- Thumbnail History". HistoryLink. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ a b "HeraldNet: About The Daily Herald and". Archived from the original on 2007-12-16. Retrieved .
  8. ^ a b Muhlstein, Julie (March 2, 2011). "In 30 years on the job, only headlines seem similar". The Herald. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "Daily Herald Co. being sold to Sound Publishing". Retrieved .
  10. ^ a b "'Invidiously destructive' decision". Tri-City Herald. March 30, 1983. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ "Around the Nation: Newspaper Loses Appeal On Confidential Sources". The New York Times. March 22, 1983. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ "State v. Rinaldo, 689 P. 2d 392 - Wash: Supreme Court 1984". Google Scholar. October 18, 1984. Retrieved 2012.
  13. ^ "Court extends non-disclosure for reporters". The Spokesman-Review. October 19, 1984. Retrieved 2012.

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