Wausau Daily Herald
The Wausau Daily Herald's former offices on Scott Street, Wausau
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherAndy Fisher
EditorJamie Rokus
HeadquartersWausau, WI
Circulation15,000 (as of 2022)[1]

The Wausau Daily Herald is a daily morning broadsheet printed in Wausau, Wisconsin. It is the primary newspaper in Wausau and is distributed throughout Marathon and Lincoln counties. The Daily Herald is owned by the Gannett Company, which owns ten other newspapers in Wisconsin.


The paper traces its roots to a paper established as the Torch of Liberty in 1875. After a series of mergers and renamings, it eventually became known as the Wausau Daily Record-Herald in 1907, with the first edition being printed on 2 December of that year. In 1958 it moved into offices on Scott Street in Wausau.[2]

In 2017 Gannett announced the closure of the newspaper's printing plant in Wassau, with production moved to Appleton.[3] In 2018 the Appleton facility was also closed with printing moved to a facility in West Milwaukee.[4] In August 2021 the sale of the Daily Herald's Scott Street offices in Wausau was announced by Gannett.[2]


The Wausau Daily Herald was a 1985 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for "a special section on Wausau's growing Indochinese refugee population, the Hmong" by Pam Sprague and Rob Orcutt.[5]


  1. ^ 2023 Wisconsin Newspaper Directory. Wisconsin Newspaper Association. 2023.
  2. ^ a b Schelling, Jordan (28 August 2021). "Gannett sells longtime home of Wausau Daily Herald". Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Gannett to move printing from Wausau". Wassau Daily Herald. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  4. ^ Kirchen, Rich (18 January 2018). "Gannett shifting Appleton printing operations to Journal Sentinel's West Milwaukee plant". Milwaukee Business Journal. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  5. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes".