Dori Monson, a well-known and long-serving Seattle radio broadcaster died on Saturday, December 31, 2022. Dori was just 61 years old when she died, according to KIRO Newsradio. According to the article:
“The KIRO Newsradio family and Bonneville International Corporation, together with Dori Monson’s immediate family, are extremely grieved to report Dori’s unexpected death Saturday night in a Seattle hospital.”
Monson has been suffering from health concerns for some years, according to KIRO Newsradio. He also had a cardiac attack on Thursday, December 29, 2022, and was hospitalized as a result. KIRO Newsradio described the radio personality as a “longtime monitor of government and social concerns,” and added:
“Dori was recognized as a youngster from the “bad neighborhoods of Ballard” by his numerous listeners.”
Dori Monson was well-known for her coverage of social and political concerns.
Dori Monson began working in radio after finishing his study at the University of Washington, and his career lasted four decades. He spoke on social problems and politics, and his work was well received by the public. Many friends, colleagues, and listeners paid homage to the radio personality after learning of his death. KTHH Radio’s Jason Rantz tweeted:
“I am completely stunned by Dori Monson’s death. Nothing a tweet — or a book — can say sufficiently describes his influence on our city, our radio stations, and our lives. He was not just an inspiration to me, but also a friend. He’s going to be missed.”
Cathy Cangiano, Senior Vice President and Market Manager of Bonneville Seattle, also issued a statement:
“We, like Dori’s family, are devastated by his death. We’re working on on-air tributes to remember and honor his life and legacy.”
Dori was also hailed by the organization as a “guy of great faith and an ardent supporter of girls’ sports for more than 25 years.” This is because Monson led the Shorecrest High School girls’ basketball team to its first state championship. While friends and family believe that Monson had a few health difficulties, he never stopped enjoying his life, as he liked deep-sea fishing with coworkers and playing pickleball with his family.
His coworkers regarded him as a loving husband and father, leaving behind a wife and three adult kids. However, his dedication to his profession can be shown in the fact that he was tweeting about social concerns from his hospital bed on December 30, 2022. As of yet, the family has not provided any information regarding the funeral or any upcoming events.