Sound Publishing to purchase Everett Herald

Sound Publishing announced Feb. 6 that it has signed an agreement with the Washington Post Company to acquire the Everett Daily Herald.

The Daily Herald, a 46,000 circulation daily and Sunday newspaper, which features other print and online products, has been owned by the Washington Post Company for 35 years. It is a recognized leading provider of local news and information in the Snohomish County area. The pending transaction is expected to close in early March.

“We are thrilled to have The Daily Herald join our growing family of newspapers,” said Gloria Fletcher, president of Sound Publishing. “The Herald is a very well respected newspaper and it is a great fit with our print and digital products serving the greater Seattle area.”

Sound Publishing, parent company of the Journal, the Islands’ Sounder and Islands’ Weekly, is the largest community media organization in Washington state, with 39 newspaper and digital titles and a combined circulation of more than 730,000. A subsidiary of Black Press, Sound Publishing recently purchased The Seattle Weekly. Black Press publishes more than 170 newspapers and other publications in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington state, as well as the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (Hawaii) and the Akron Beacon-Journal (Ohio) daily newspapers.