Conservative Seattle radio host , Dori Monson passed away.
How Did Dori Monson Die?
A longtime Seattle radio host Dori Monson passed away on December 31, 2022. He was 61.
The KIRO Newsradio family and Bonneville International Corporation announced the devastating news on Twitter.
“The KIRO Newsradio family and Bonneville International Corporation – along with the immediate family of Dori Monson – are deeply saddened to announce Dori’s sudden passing Saturday night at a Seattle hospital.”
The KIRO Newsradio family and Bonneville International Corporation – along with the immediate family of Dori Monson – are deeply saddened to announce Dori’s sudden passing Saturday night at a Seattle hospital. https://t.co/46g9PeyCkb
— KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM🎙 (@KIRONewsradio) January 2, 2023
Cathy Cangiano, senior vice president and marketing manager for Bonneville Seattle said,
“We join Dori’s family in mourning his passing,”
“We are streaming a tribute to honor and celebrate his life and legacy.”
Dori Monson Cause of Death
Dori Monson cause of death has left the community inconsolable.
He was struggled with health issues in recent years and was admitted to the hospital on December 29 after having a cardiac episode at home. He passed away on December 31, 2022.
Rest in Peace Dori https://t.co/z3MAOJSdHX
— Loren Culp (@LorenCulp) January 2, 2023
At this point, it is unknown precisely what led to his death apart from the confirmation of his death and the exact Dori Monson cause of death was not released as well.
In order to learn more about Dori Monson cause of death, we are attempting to get in touch with his friends and family. This section will be updated as soon as we learn any new information regarding the tragic event that brought many people to tears.
Who was Dori Monson?
Dori Monson was an American radio personality.
Monson started his professional broadcasting career as a sports producer at KING-TV and as a sports reporter and host at KING AM. When the Pat Cashman Show changed stations in 1994, Monson moved to KIRO-FM 100.7.
The Dori Monson Show
Dave Ross moved to the preceding 9:00 am to noon morning slot in 1995, and Monson was given his show on KIRO in the noon to 3:00 pm time frame.
In the 1990s, his program’s predominant political ideology was first considered to be about middle-of-the-road. He frequently opposed the conservative Republicans in control of Congress by standing with then-President Bill Clinton, especially during the proceedings for his impeachment after the Monica Lewinsky incident.
He acknowledged that he supported Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election.
Around the time of the September 11 attacks in 2001, though, his program took a distinctly conservative turn, heartily endorsing the Iraq War and branding environmentalists as “phony, global warming cultists.”
“One on-one against the nuns”
A weekly “one on-one against the nuns” segment where Monson matched up his football knowledge against two nuns, Sisters Kath Silverthorn and Cele Gorman of the Archdiocese of Seattle, who each made predictions for the NFL game the following Sunday, was one of the regular features on The Dori Monson Show.
“I wanted to find the absolute most incongruous people we’d normally never associate with football analysis,”
“I thought that would be either Sherpas or nuns and it’d probably be easier to find nuns.”
Moson’s mocking tweet
During the 2020 Washington State gubernatorial debate, Monson tweeted on October 8, 2020, mocking Gov. Jay Inslee’s contradiction in relying on science for restrictive COVID-19 policies but allowing Washingtonians to change their birth certificate sex designation without also requiring scientific proof.
He was thus fired from KIRO and permanently banned from hosting the pregame and postgame radio shows for the Seahawks by the Seahawks and Bonneville Seattle.
On October 26, 2020, he returned to hosting his program at Bonneville KIRO 97.3.
The Dori Monson Show, often known as “The Big Show,” was largely a political talk radio program that aired on KIRO-FM from noon to 3 p.m. PST.
His program had the greatest listenership in the Seattle-Tacoma market as of winter 2008.
In 2008, Bill Handel of KFI-AM defeated Monson for the title of Radio & Records News/Talk/Sports Local Personality Of The Year (Los Angeles).
In the category of Large Market Personality of the Year for the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award, Monson was one of five finalists.
Hawk Talk show
Since 2002, Monson has been the host of Hawk Talk, a pre-game show that airs Seattle Seahawks games on the Seahawks Radio Network. Along with Sam Adkins, Paul Moyer, and Dave Wyman, Monson hosted the pre-game, post-game, and halftime shows for Seahawks broadcasts.
Before taking over as head coach in 2010, Monson spent two years as the assistant coach for the Shorecrest High School girl’s basketball team in Shoreline, Washington.
The team’s 125-72 record during this time was considered the best in the history of the program. Monson was named the state coach of the year in 2016 after his team won the Washington State Girls Basketball Championship.
Dori Monson Wife
Dori Monson’s wife is Suzanne Monson, a freelance copywriter. She is a former Seattle Times writer, having worked there for two decades.
She joined the Seattle Times in 1999 and started by preparing Money Makeover features, where she wrote about the relatable profits of Puget Sound residents facing financial challenges.
Dori Monson Children
Dori Monson was the father of three daughters with his wife. The family of five resided in Lake Forest Park, Washington, along with their pet dog.
Dori Monson Net Worth
Dori Monson has an estimated net worth of $5 Million. He is a famous Radio Personality.