Sound Publishing buying the Everett Herald

POULSBO — Sound Publishing, Inc. announced Wednesday it has signed an agreement with the Washington Post Co. to acquire the Everett Daily Herald, a 46,000-circulation daily and Sunday newspaper and its other print and online products.

The transaction is expected to close in early March.

The Herald has been owned by the Washington Post Co. (WPO:NYSE) for 35 years and is a leading provider of local news and information in the Snohomish County area.

“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 is the largest community media company in Washington. Its 39 newspaper and digital titles have a combined circulation of more than 730,000. Sound is a subsidiary of Black Press, Ltd. Black Press publishes more than 170 newspapers and other publications in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington, as well as the Honolulu (Hawaii) Star-Advertiser and the Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal daily newspapers.

Sound's newspapers in Kitsap County are the Bainbridge Island Review, Bremerton Patriot, Central Kitsap Reporter, Kingston Community News, North Kitsap Herald, and the Port Orchard Independent. Its other Kitsap County publications include Little Nickel Classifieds and Veterans Life newsmagazine.

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