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.
WALLA WALLA — A trial date has been set for a career criminal who police say set up a large methamphetamine lab at a local motel in 2011.
WALLA WALLA — A longtime criminal pleaded guilty Monday to leading law enforcement on a Fourth-of-July vehicle chase east of the city.
WALLA WALLA — Officials have arrested a third alleged gang member accused in the shootings of two people in a car in July.
Cobie A Brown, 17, pleaded not guilty in the Waitsburg High School incident.
WALLA WALLA — A defendant accused of participating in attacks on two men in the Eastgate area in May entered a guilty plea Monday afternoon in Superior Court to a gross-misdemeanor charge.
WALLA WALLA — A man who committed a rash of commercial burglaries in the city over the summer was handed a prison sentence Monday afternoon that emphasizes compliance with drug treatment.
WALLA WALLA — A man has been ordered to serve a year and one month in prison for robbing Domino’s pizza shop in October.
WALLA WALLA — A man has been acquitted of assaulting a Walla Walla police detective by pointing a loaded semiautomatic pistol at him last year.
WALLA WALLA — A Waitsburg man accused of entering a woman’s home last month and attacking her is set for trial starting Jan. 27.
WALLA WALLA — A man, apologetic for having fired a handgun from a moving vehicle in the city about a year ago, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Superior Court to four months in the County Jail.