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Tri-City Herald
The August 13, 2007, front page
of the Tri-City Herald
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)The McClatchy Company
EditorLaurie Williams[1]
Founded1918 (as the Pasco Herald)
Headquarters333 W. Canal Drive
Kennewick, Washington, U.S.
Circulation16,776 Daily
18,715 Sunday (as of 2020)[2]
OCLC number17157840

The Tri-City Herald is a daily newspaper based in Kennewick, Washington, United States. Owned by The McClatchy Company, the newspaper serves southeastern Washington state, including the three cities of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland (which are collectively known as the Tri-Cities). The Herald also serves the smaller cities of Benton City, Connell, Prosser and West Richland. It is the only major English-language newspaper in Washington east of Yakima and south of Spokane, and includes local and national news, opinion columns, sports information, movie listings and comic strips among other features.


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 transformed 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.[3] It added a Saturday edition in 1987.

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.[3]

The newspaper's daily print edition was delivered by a local carrier until December 12, 2022, when it was switched to the U.S. Postal Service; the expanded Sunday edition was moved to a Saturday delivery.[4] The Herald announced that it would decrease print editions to twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays (delivered on Sundays). The move is part of a plan to transition the newspaper to more digital content.[5]


  1. ^ Kristin M. Kraemer (July 30, 2011). "Herald executive editor announces retirement | Local News". Tri-City Herald. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "McClatchy | Markets". November 5, 2021. Archived from the original on November 5, 2021. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  3. ^ 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. 223–224. ISBN 978-0-945648-10-9. OCLC 861618089.
  4. ^ Williams, Laurie (October 11, 2022). "Changes coming to Tri-City Herald eEdition, newspaper delivery". Tri-City Herald. Retrieved August 21, 2023.
  5. ^ Williams, Laurie (August 18, 2023). "Tri-City Herald to change print days as digital transition evolves". Tri-City Herald. Retrieved August 21, 2023.