Tri-City Herald

Coordinates: 46°12′36.42″N 119°7′24.64″W / 46.2101167°N 119.1235111°W / 46.2101167; -119.1235111

Tri-City Herald

The August 13, 2007 front page
of the Tri-City Herald
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) The McClatchy Company
Publisher Gregg McConnell
Editor Laurie Williams[1]
Founded 1918
Language English
Headquarters 333 W. Canal Drive
Kennewick, WA 99336
United States
Circulation 41,958 Monday - Saturday
44,841 Sunday
OCLC number 17157840

The Tri-City Herald is a daily newspaper based in Kennewick, Washington, in the United States. Owned by The McClatchy Company, the newspaper serves southeastern Washington, including the three communities of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland (Tri-Cities).

The paper was founded in 1918 as the weekly Pasco Herald. In 1947, Glenn C. Lee and Robert Philip bought the paper, moved it to Kennewick and converted it into the area's first daily paper, coining the name 'Tri-Cities' as part of the paper's name. Lee and Philip sold the paper to McClatchy in 1979. After over 30 years as an afternoon paper, it became a morning paper in 1984. It added a Saturday edition in 1987.

It serves Benton and Franklin counties in southeastern Washington, and is read as far south as Hermiston, Oregon.

In 1950, striking workers of the Herald launched a morning competitor, Columbia Basin News, in Pasco. From 1950 until the summer of 1963, the Tri-Cities was one of the smallest U.S. markets with two competing daily newspapers. Columbia Basin News printed its last issue in 1963.

The Tri-City Herald is the only major English-language newspaper in Washington east of Yakima and south of Spokane. The paper features local and national news, opinion columns, sports information, movie listings, comic strips, and other typical pieces of information.


  1. Kristin M. Kraemer (2011-07-30). "Herald executive editor announces retirement | Local News". Tri-City Herald. Retrieved 2012-05-23.

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