The Yakima Herald-Republic is a newspaper published in Yakima, Washington and distributed throughout Yakima, Kittitas and Klickitat counties as well as northwest Benton County. It is Washington state's seventh-largest daily newspaper. The newspaper traces its roots to the late 19th century.
Harte-Hanks bought the Herald-Republic in 1972 from the Robertson family. Harte-Hanks sold the paper to an affiliate of MediaNews Group in 1986. It is now part of The Seattle Times Company, which purchased the paper in 1991.
In 2010, Sharon Prill, a native of Hawaii, was named as publisher of the paper. She manages daily operations of the Herald Republic, and those of the El Sol de Yakima, a weekly Spanish-language newspaper, Yakima magazine, and several other niche publications. She brought a wide variety of experience in interactive media, as well as marketing and other business aspects of journalism from years with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Tacoma News Tribune, and the Seattle Times Company. Source