1922: Founded. The Bradenton Herald, a weekly that had been in existence since the turn of the century, merged with another weekly, The Manatee River Journal. The result was The Evening Herald, which was published Monday through Saturday until 1926, when the Saturday publication was replaced by a Sunday edition and the name was changed to The Bradenton Herald. In 1953 the Saturday edition resumed.
1925: Sold to the R. W. Page Corp. of Columbus, Ga., in 1925
1973: Sold to Knight Newspapers, Inc.
1974: Knight Newspapers and Ridder Publications merge, and The Bradenton Herald becomes a Knight Ridder newspaper.
2006: Sold as one of the newspapers included in the sale of Knight Ridder newspapers to The McClatchy Company.