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The Modesto Bee

The Modesto Bee
The Modesto Bee front page.jpg
The July 27, 2005 front page
of The Modesto Bee.
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) McClatchy Company
Publisher Ken Riddick[1]
Editor Joe Kieta[2]
Founded 1884
(as Daily Evening News)
Headquarters 1325 H Street
Modesto, CA 95352
United States
(209) 578-2000
(800) 776-4237
Circulation 56,723 M-F
56,927 Saturday
68,145 Sunday[3]

The Modesto Bee is a California newspaper, founded in 1884 as the Daily Evening News and published continuously as a daily under a variety of names. Prior to its purchase by Charles K. McClatchy and McClatchy Newspapers in 1924, it merged in the same year with the Modesto News-Herald, adopting that name as part of a consolidation. In 1933 it changed its name to the Modesto Bee and News-Herald, and in 1975 abbreviated the name on its masthead to the Modesto Bee. Its current owner is the descendant firm, McClatchy Company, an American newspaper corporation.

The Modesto Bee has about 150 employees and is delivered throughout central California, reaching places such as Manteca, Merced, Patterson and Sonora. It currently serves 56,723 morning subscribers and 68,145 on Sundays.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "McClatchy veteran named publisher of The Modesto Bee". The Modesto Bee. May 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bee selects new editor to replace retiring Vasché". The Modesto Bee. March 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "eCirc for US Newspapers - Averages for the six months ended: 3/31/2013". Alliance for Audited Media. April 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 

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