Kitsap Sun
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherBrent Morris
EditorDavid Nelson
FoundedJuly 15, 1935; 88 years ago (1935-07-15) (as Bremerton Sun)
HeadquartersBremerton, Washington, United States
Circulation16,683 (as of 2022)[1]
OCLC number60449235

The Kitsap Sun is a daily newspaper published in Bremerton, Washington, United States. It covers general news and serves Kitsap, Jefferson, and Mason counties on the west side of Puget Sound.[2]


Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, WA

Publication of The Sun began in 1935 as the Bremerton Sun to compete with the Seattle Star directly across Puget Sound. Four years later, the circulation of the Sun surpassed that of its competitor.

In 1940, John P. Scripps Newspaper Group acquired the newspaper. In June 1984, it formally changed names from the Bremerton Sun to The Sun.[3] It was merged with the E. W. Scripps Company in 1986 and began publishing a Sunday morning edition in 1991.[3] On May 22, 2005, the newspaper was renamed the Kitsap Sun to reflect the regional nature of its coverage.[4] The company spun off its newspaper assets into Journal Media Group in April 2015.[5] The University of Washington Library holds copies of the Kitsap Sun from 1935 to present.

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  1. ^ "The Decline of Local News and Its Impact on Democracy" (PDF). League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund. November 14, 2022.
  2. ^ "Seattle Post Intelligencer". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. October 29, 2006. Retrieved March 19, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "The Kitsap Sun, 75 Years". Kitsap Sun. July 15, 2010. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "A new Sun on the Kitsap horizon". Kitsap Sun. May 8, 2005. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  5. ^ Gores, Paul (April 1, 2015). "Journal, Scripps merger creates two closely aligned media companies". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved April 3, 2015.