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The newspaper was founded in 1884 and was based in Thomson House, Cardiff city centre. It is published by Media Wales Ltd (formerly Western Mail & Echo Ltd), part of the Trinity Mirror group. In 2008 Media Wales moved from Thomson House next to Six Park Street, opposite the Principality Stadium.
There is a Weekend edition published every Saturday.
Among many other well known writers, novelist Ken Follett, science writer Brian J. Ford, cartoonist Gren Jones, journalist Sue Lawley and news reader Michael Buerk, have spent part of their careers with the Echo.
An associated paper, the Football Echo, later called the Sport Echo, was published on Saturday afternoons from 1919 until 2006. Printed on pink paper, it was available soon after the final whistle of rugby and football matches. At its peak the Football Echo sold up to 80,000 copies.