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Get to Know Reporter Jake Goldstein-Street

Jake Goldstein-Street is a public safety reporter with The Daily Herald, covering…

 

Get to Know Reporter Katie Hayes

Katie Hayes reports on issues that affect the working class for The…

 

Get to Know Reporter Isabella Breda

Isabella Breda is a reporter at The Daily Herald covering cities including…

 

Get to Know Reporter Ellen Dennis

Ellen Dennis is a public safety reporter with The Daily Herald, covering breaking news, criminal justice and social issues.… Continue reading

Janice Podsada

Get to Know Reporter Janice Podsada

Janice Podsada is a business reporter at The Daily Herald, covering Snohomish County's business community and aerospace. She also writes the monthly Herald Business Journal.… Continue reading

Janice Podsada
The Herald's first Sunday edition, shown here on a microfilm viewer, was published April 5, 1981. (Julie Muhlstein)

40 years of Sundays: Herald’s seen changes, mission remains

The newspaper’s first Sunday edition was published April 5, 1981, and this columnist was on the job.

The Herald's first Sunday edition, shown here on a microfilm viewer, was published April 5, 1981. (Julie Muhlstein)
Zachariah Bryan

Reporting with empathy during dire circumstances

Early on in life, I realized I wasn't particularly interested in talking about myself. I don't really think I have anything special to share. I've… Continue reading

Zachariah Bryan
Phil O’Connor

My years in journalism have been an unforgettable ride

The black and white photograph from 1965 shows a 4-year-old me standing in our front yard, hand on hip, smiling and holding up a rolled-up… Continue reading

Phil O’Connor
The deadline is now

The deadline is now

I've been a media junkie since childhood and got my first daily newspaper job, covering high school sports, when I was 17. I was terrible!… Continue reading

The deadline is now
I used to read my grandpa’s paper; now I help produce it

I used to read my grandpa’s paper; now I help produce it

I’ve been reading The Herald for about as long as I can remember. Well, the sports section that is. My grandfather was an avid newspaper… Continue reading

I used to read my grandpa’s paper; now I help produce it
Distracting classmates made me a journalist

Distracting classmates made me a journalist

As an Everett kid in the 1990s, I wanted to be the next Alex Rodriguez. Or at least Joey Cora. But I couldn't hit a… Continue reading

Distracting classmates made me a journalist

What Ben Watanabe’s co-workers are saying about him

Ben evokes a variety of opinions from those in The Herald newsroom. See what they are saying. Support Ben and the newsroom with a subscription… Continue reading

What my press badge taught me

What my press badge taught me

In college, I learned three things about myself. One, I wanted to write for a living. Two, without a firm deadline, I never finish anything.… Continue reading

What my press badge taught me
More cowbell? Sorry about that

More cowbell? Sorry about that

In February 2004, the Everett Silvertips and I were in the midst of our inaugural seasons. I was hired by the Daily Herald the previous… Continue reading

More cowbell? Sorry about that
I found a home in the newsroom

I found a home in the newsroom

I can’t remember what all I brought with me my freshman year at Washington State University. I do know I had a spanking new Merriam-Webster… Continue reading

I found a home in the newsroom
Reporting news you can trust, whether good or bad

Reporting news you can trust, whether good or bad

Wind howled and rain drizzled as a group of volunteers clustered beneath a concrete overpass near an Everett homeless shelter. Equipped with laptops and mobile… Continue reading

Reporting news you can trust, whether good or bad
Readers often remind us: This is their paper

Readers often remind us: This is their paper

I wasn’t the one with the paper route; that was my younger brother who delivered the Everett Herald — six days a week, then —… Continue reading

Readers often remind us: This is their paper
Why I’m at the Herald, and not a disco dancer

Why I’m at the Herald, and not a disco dancer

I got hooked on journalism while at a state mental hospital in the early 1980s. From the outside, it was gothic and foreboding. Inside were… Continue reading

Why I’m at the Herald, and not a disco dancer

Our new reporter will cover working class issues

Meet Ian Davis-Leonard, our newest staff member. Ian grew up in Everett, attended Everett High School and graduated this spring from Gonzaga University where he… Continue reading

Herald news coverage during the pandemic

In-depth reporting from the beginning