Covington Reporter

Covington Reporter

The Covington published its first edition in 2005. From the beginning, the Reporter’s mission has been to give readers stories they can’t get anywhere else, to allow them to keep track of where their tax dollars are going, to give them a peek into the lives of their friends and neighbors, to see themselves and their children on the front page of the paper. Its coverage area includes two of Washington’s newest cities, as Covington and Maple Valley officially incorporated on the same day in August 1997. These south King County cities, along with nearby Black Diamond, maintain roots in a rural lifestyle yet embrace technology and economic vitality. Residents enjoy a high quality of living and participate in a variety of natural recreation opportunities, with views of Mount Rainier beckoning in the near distance.

Winner of 7 industry awards in 2017!

The Covington Reporter won 7 awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, including three First Place awards.

In all, Sound Publishing took home 275 WNPA awards. Ninety-four of those were 1st place, including the coveted General Excellence. Sound also scooped up nine Local Media Association awards. At Sound, we remain dedicated to covering local stories that affect each of our communities. No other news source reports down to the neighborhood level like we do.


are female


ages 25 to 54 years




have college degree


median household

Circulation Comparison

ZipZip NameNielsen Occupied HouseholdsCovington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond ReporterSound Publishing CoverageSeattle Times (Sun)Seattle Times Coverage (Sun)
Total47,34324,15451%8,581 18%
98010Black Diamond1,8811,55983%35519%
98038Maple Valley11,75810,11586%2,19219%
98042Kent16,097 9,78261%2,998 19%
98051Ravensdale1,284 1,04081%13210%
98058Renton16,3231,57810%2,904 18%
Sources: AAM / CAC Consolidated Media Report (Q2, 2018), U.S. Census: 2016 American Community Survey (5-year), 2017 Pulse Research readership survey


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Marti Reeder – John L Scott Real Estate