Terry McConn

Courts/Special Projects reporter

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Terry McConn has been reporting local news in Walla Walla for 35 years.

While news director for KTEL Radio from 1977-1987, McConn reported, wrote and broadcast stories on a wide range of topics affecting the area.
He also anchored a daily television newscast on a local-access cable channel for several years during that period.

McConn was hired by the Union-Bulletin in 1987 to cover crime, Superior Court cases and the Washington State Penitentiary.

He has witnessed three executions at the prison. He also convinced officials in 1996 to allow him to spend a week locked up as an inmate at the institution, resulting in a week-long series.

He continues to report on court cases and coordinate special projects for the newspaper.

A 1974 graduate of Whitman College with a degree in dramatic art, McConn periodically performs in local theatrical productions. He and his wife, Sherry, also occasionally direct live stage shows.

During off-hours, he enjoys spending time with family and watching episodes of vintage TV programs from his extensive DVD collection.

Recent Stories

Unavailable witnesses force delay of assault, robbery trial

Next week’s trial of a man accused in the beating of an acquaintance in Burbank earlier this year has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Man pleads guilty in two-county pursuit

A man has pleaded guilty in Columbia County Superior Court to leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase from there into Walla Walla County this spring.

Accused child abuser faces new charges

A Waitsburg man accused of severely abusing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son at their residence last month now faces additional charges in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Man gets prison in armed robbery case

A man who pleaded guilty to involvement in a reported armed robbery this spring in the Eastgate area was led from a Superior Court courtroom Tuesday seemingly weeping after being sentenced to two years and nine months in prison.

Trial set for suspect in theft, eluding case

A local man arrested this month for allegedly stealing particle board in College Place, then leading police on a vehicle pursuit pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Updated: Child porn sentence reduced to five years

A College Place man’s 10-year prison sentence for possessing and dealing in child pornography has been cut in half following a state Court of Appeals ruling in spring that threw out three of his eight convictions because of double jeopardy.

Convict in child porn case sees prison term halved

A College Place man’s 10-year prison sentence for possessing and dealing in child pornography was cut in half Monday following a state Court of Appeals ruling last spring that threw out three of his eight convictions because of double jeopardy.

Waitsburg man charged with child abuse

A Waitsburg man accused of severely abusing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son at their residence last week has been returned to Walla Walla County to face the criminal charge.

Suspected child rapist’s trial delayed

Next week’s trial of a 25-year-old local man accused of having sexual relations with six underage teenagers in Walla Walla County is being postponed in Superior Court.

Accused robbers plead guilty to theft charge

Two men accused of involvement in an armed robbery this spring in the Eastgate area pleaded guilty this week to a reduced charge.

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