Dori Monson

The immediate family of Dori Monson, together with the KIRO Newsradio family and Bonneville International Corporation, are extremely grieved to report Dori’s unexpected demise on Saturday night at a Seattle hospital.

Dori, a longtime defender of social and political causes, was well-known among his large audience as a kid from the “bad neighborhoods of Ballard.” Dori was the most popular mid-day host on KIRO-FM at the time of his death.
Cathy Cangiano, senior vice president, and market manager for Bonneville Seattle said, “We, along with Dori’s family, are mourning his passing. “We are developing on-air tributes to remember and honor his life and legacy,” the statement continued.

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At the University of Washington, Dori began her radio career in 1982. Since then, she has worked at KIRO since the early 1990s, as well as KING-TV and KING Radio. Dori, a devout Christian and ardent supporter of girls’ sports for more than 25 years, led Shorecrest High School to its first girls’ basketball state championship in 2016.

Despite having health concerns in recent years, Dori loved playing pickleball with his family and going deep sea fishing with friends from KIRO and ESPN. He leaves behind a wife, three grown daughters, a dog, and a lot of devoted listeners to his show.



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