- The Monterey County Herald
The Monterey County Herald
The July 27, 2009 front page of
The Monterey County Herald
Type Daily newspaper Format Broadsheet Owner MediaNews Group Headquarters Monterey, California
Official website www.montereyherald.com
The Monterey County Herald, sometimes referred to as the Monterey Herald, is the major daily newspaper published in Monterey, California, and serving Monterey County. The paper is owned by MediaNews Group. In addition to its main office in Monterey, it maintains a satellite bureau in Salinas, California.
The Monterey County Herald is produced at Ryan Ranch on the Monterey Peninsula. It previously appeared as The Monterey Peninsula Herald, with editorial offices on Pacific Street in Monterey, California.
The newspaper was founded and long published by Colonel Allen Griffin, and its long-time editor-in-chief was Edward Kennedy. Kennedy, as an Associated Press correspondent, had won celebrity in the closing days of World War II by announcing Germany's surrender one day before that announcement was supposed to have been made. A small monument in Monterey memorializes him for having given the world an extra day of peace.
In 1967, the newspaper was bought by Block Communications.
In 1992 the paper was acquired by the E.W. Scripps Company in exchange for the Pittsburgh Press, which Block merged into its own Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Scripps traded the paper, along with The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune, to Knight Ridder in 1997, in exchange for the Boulder Daily Camera.
Knight Ridder was later purchased by the Sacramento-based McClatchy Company in June 2006 in a deal valued at $4.5 billion. The deal was contingent on McClatchy selling off 12 of the 32 newspapers it had just purchased, including The Monterey County Herald .
On April 26, 2006, it was announced that MediaNews Group, headed by William Dean Singleton, would purchase four of the "orphan 12," including the Herald, the Contra Costa Times and San Jose Mercury News, for $1 billion.
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