About Us

The Herald was founded as the Kitsap County Herald in 1901 by Peter Iverson (who later became Poulsbo's second mayor) and his journalist wife, Josephine. Today, the Iversons' newspaper is the North Kitsap Herald, and it's just as indispensable a source of news and information for Poulsbo and North Kitsap as it was in its founders' day. The Herald is published each Friday and has a circulation of 12,439. The Herald also publishes NorthKitsapHerald.com, as well as special sections on various topics of local interest. The Herald is consistently honored for reporting, photography and page design, and its mission since 1901 remains unchanged: To empower our readers and be a catalyst for change in the communities we serve. The North Kitsap Herald won 10 awards in the 2015 Better Newspapers Contest hosted by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. The Herald won first place for Best Front Page Design, and editor Richard Walker was named one of the best feature writers in the state. In addition, the Herald won other awards for advertising design, special sections, feature writing, and photography.

 

Your Community News Team

Advertising director
Donna Etchey
360-779-4464, ext. 1050
Donna Etchey is advertising director of the Kingston Community News and Sound Publishing Co.'s other Kitsap newspapers: Bainbridge Island Review, Bremerton Patriot, Central Kitsap Reporter, North Kitsap Herald, and Port Orchard Independent.
     
Reporter
Sophie Bonomi
360-779-4464
Sophie Bonomi is a reporter for the Kingston Community News and the North Kitsap Herald.
     
Intern
Emily Hall
     
Publisher
Terry R. Ward
360-394-5832
Terry R. Ward is publisher of Sound Publishing's publications on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. Ward, 43, joined Sound Publishing as Olympic Peninsula group publisher in September 2015. He previously was the CEO of KPC Media Group, overseeing 22 publications in Northeast Indiana. A native of Oklahoma, Ward started his career as a reporter in high school at his hometown newspaper in Chickasha, Okla. Prior to his position with KPC Media Group, Ward was the director of sales and digital for GateHouse Media's Community Newspaper Division where he worked in a leadership capacity with publishers, advertising directors, sales managers and their teams representing 142 publications and related digital portfolios at 72 operating locations in 11 states. Ward and his wife, Quinn, have three small children, in addition to his five grown children and one grandson. They live in Scandia.
     
Specialty publications editor
Leslie Kelly
360-779-4464
Leslie Kelly is specialty publications editor for Sound Publishing in Kitsap County.
     
Regional editor
Richard A. Walker
360-779-4464
     
Columnist
Pete Orbea
     
Columnist
Walt Elliott
     
Columnist
Jan Zufelt
     
Columnist
Johnny Walker
     
Columnist
Jacque Thornton
     
Columnist
Jeromy Sullivan
     
Columnist
Denise Roundy
     
Columnist
Marylin Olds
     
Columnist
Bobbie Moore
     
Columnist
Nancy Martin
     
Columnist
Naomi Maasberg
     
Columnist
Marilyn Liden Bode
     
Columnist
Bob Lee
     
Columnist
Michele Laboda
     
Columnist
Mark Ince
     
Columnist
Rex Carlaw
     
Columnist
Donna Lee Anderson
     
Columnist
Lynn Agnew
     
Columnist
Wendy Tweten

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