Suzanne Monson, Dori Monson’s wife, is a freelance copywriter. She has worked with the Seattle Times for almost two decades. Dori Monson died of a heart attack on December 31, 2022, in a Seattle hospital. Monson was a well-known Seattle radio broadcaster, with his top-rated program, The Dori Monson program, lasting for nearly 25 years. He began his career as a sports producer at KING-TV and as a sports reporter at KING AM. He transferred to KIRO-FM 100.7 when the Pat Cashman Show switched stations in 1994. The 61-year-old also hosted Hawk Talk on the Seahawks Radio Network and did a day-of-game broadcast.
Dori Monson’s Wife Suzanne: Who Is She?
Suzanne Monson, a freelance copywriter, is Dori Monson’s wife. She was a journalist for the Seattle Times for almost two decades. She began at the Seattle Times in 1999, writing Money Makeover stories on the real profits of Puget Sound citizens battling financial difficulties. Monson was also a contract advertisement writer for the newspaper, creating compelling and factual real estate pieces.
She provided hundreds of consumer-friendly home-buying features to the New Homes Saturday/NWHomes section. Suzanne founded Monson Media in 2010, where she created fresh online content and revised existing paper copy for real estate and legal businesses. Suzanne has also spent almost a decade as a College & Career Center specialist in the Shoreline School District.
In an interview, Suzanne Monson said that she listens to her husband’s radio program, The Dori Monson program, nicknamed The Big Show, over 60% of the time. She said that listening to Dori’s broadcast allows her to learn about his day. She characterizes her spouse as competitive, hating it when other programs outperform him in terms of ratings.
Dori Monson’s Children and Family
Dori Monson, together with his wife, has three kids. The five-person family lived in Lake Forest Park, Washington, with their dog. Monson was born in Seattle, Washington, to Icelandic parents. He grew up in Ballard, Seattle’s Scandinavian ethnic district. He attended Ballard High School. Monson met his future wife at the University of Washington, where they were both undergraduates. Dori worked as a play-by-play announcer for KCMU (now KEXP-FM), the Huskies’ on-campus radio station.
Suzanne attended the University of Washington, where she earned a B.A. in Journalism and Communications in 1984. The pair dated for many years before marrying in June 1987. They have three grown daughters between them.
Dori Monson Died at the Age of 61
Dori Monson, famed for his afternoon talk program The Dori Monson program in Seattle, Washington, died on December 31, 2022, at the age of 61. According to Kiro News Radio, he died in a Seattle hospital after suffering a heart attack. He had some health concerns in recent years, but he still liked deep-sea fishing and playing pickleball. Monson has hosted the KIRO-FM program since 1995, taking over for Dave Ross, who moved to the 9 a.m. to noon morning slot.
The Dori Monson Show, often known as The Big Show, was a predominantly political talk-radio show. It was the highest-rated talk program in the Seattle-Tacoma area at times. In 2008, Monson was nominated for Radio & Records News/Talk/Sports Local Personality Of The Year. In 2018, he was one of five contenders for the Marconi Award for Large Market Personality of the Year from the National Association of Broadcasters. Dori Monson’s wife, Suzanne Monson, and their three kids survive him.