Dori Monson’s wife, Suzanne Monson, is a freelance copywriter. She has over two decades of experience with the Seattle Times.
Dori Monson passed away on December 31, 2022, at a Seattle hospital due to a cardiac arrest.
Monson was a well-known radio host in Seattle; his top-rated show, The Dori Monson show, had been running for over 25 years.
He started his professional career as a sports producer at KING-TV and was a sports reporter at KING AM. After the Pat Cashman Show switched stations in 1994, he moved to KIRO-FM 100.7.
The 61-year-old was also the host of Hawk talk on the Seahawks Radio Network, where he carried out a day-of-game broadcast.
Who Is Dori Monson Wife Suzanne?
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.
Moreover, Monson was also a contract advertorial writer for the newspaper and crafted engaging and accurate real estate features.
She contributed to the New Homes Saturday/NWHomes section with hundreds of consumer-friendly home-buying features.
In 2010, Suzanne started her own media firm, Monson Media, where she developed original website copy and edited existing hard copy for real estate and law firms.
Suzanne has also worked as a College & Career Center specialist in the Shoreline School District for almost a decade.
Suzanne Monson said in an interview that she tunes her husband’s radio show, The Dori Monson Show, aka The Big Show, almost 60 percent of the time.
She said listening to Dori’s show lets her know how his day went. She describes her husband as competitive, who hates if other shows beat him in rating.
Dori Monson Kids And Family
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.
Monson was born in Seattle, Washington, to parents of Icelandic heritage. He was raised in Ballard, a Scandinavian ethnic enclave in Seattle. He studied at Ballard High School.
Monson met his future wife while both of them were students at the University of Washington. Dori was a play-by-play announcer for KCMU (now KEXP-FM), the Husky football on-campus broadcaster.
Suzanne studied at the University of Washington, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism and Communications in 1984.
The couple dated for some years before getting married in June 1987. They are the parents of three adult daughters.
Dori Monson Passed Away At 61
Dori Monson, popularly known for his afternoon talk show, The Dori Monson Show in Seattle, Washington, passed away on December 31, 2022, aged 61.
He passed away due to a cardiac arrest at a Seattle hospital, according to Kiro News Radio.
He has had some health issues for the past few years, but despite that, he enjoyed deep sea fishing and playing pickleball.
Monson was the host of the KIRO-FM show since 1995, replacing Dave Ross, who moved to the 9 am to noon morning slot.
The Dori Monson Show, often referred to as The Big Show, was a primarily politically oriented talk-radio program. At times, it was the highest-rated talk show in the Seattle-Tacoma market.
Monson was nominated for the Radio & Records News/Talk/Sports Local Personality Of The Year in 2008.
In 2018, he was one of the five finalists in the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi award for the Large Market Personality of the Year category.
Dori Monson is survived by his wife, Suzanne Monson, and their three daughters.