About The Herald

With main offices in Provo, Utah, the Daily Herald is published seven days a week with a print circulation of 20,000 daily and nearly 27,000 Sunday. The Herald's Web site reaches approximately 700,000 unique visitors each month. We are by far the dominant source of news and information for Utah County.

In addition to its daily print and online editions, the Herald owns a weekly community publications in Sanpete County, and it offers 100 percent penetration in its core market for advertisers through Central Utah Quality Buys, a mailed advertising piece.

The Daily Herald also runs and maintains eight niche websites that provide information targeted to people's specific interests: The Ticket, Cougarblue, Prep Rally, Mom Click, Savvy Shopper Deals, Utah Adventurer, Best of Utah Valley and Student News.

The earliest predecessor of the Daily Herald was founded in 1873 under the name Provo Daily Times. It was the first newspaper to be published in Provo, when Utah was still a frontier territory. Statehood was not granted to Utah until 1896.

In the 1870s and throughout the final quarter of the 19th century, the two major Salt Lake City newspapers -- the Mormon Church-owned Deseret News and the anti-Mormon Salt Lake Tribune -- were continually at war. The Mormon owners of the new newspaper in Provo supported the News, and a running battle with the Tribune was a regular feature in the Provo Times and its successors until about 1900.

Other newspapers were started over the years, but none had the necessary staying power. The Provo Times eventually changed its name to the Enquirer, and then to the Provo Post. A competitor, the Utah County Democrat, was founded in 1898 and renamed the Provo Herald in 1909. In 1924 the Post and the Herald merged, forming a final foundation for the later Daily Herald.

The company was purchased in 1926 by James G. Scripps, eldest son of newspaper magnate E.W. Scripps. The Scripps family held the newspaper until the mid-1990s, when it was sold to Pulitzer Newspapers Inc., which held it for a decade. In 2005 it was sold, along with a number of other Pulitzer properties including the storied St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lee Enterprises, a leading publisher of small- and mid-sized newspapers based in Davenport, Iowa.

Today's offices of the Daily Herald are at 1555 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT 84604. Phone: 800-880-8075.


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