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.
Another opening, another show. Any chance we get. Every spring break for several years now, my wife Sherry and I have flown to New York to rediscover our passion as lifelong students of acting and theater. Over the years, we’ve also taken in tourist sites but our main focus has been attending as many professional productions as possible. This year we made it to eight new Broadway shows in and around Times Square and two in smaller theaters — termed Off-Broadway — with seating capacities between 100 and 499. Last month, all of the Broadway productions we saw received multiple nominations (50 in all) for Tony Awards, the most prestigious prizes handed out to theatrical endeavors on the Great White Way. This year’s ceremony will take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan and will be televised on CBS. Late last spring on this page, I gave you a peek at what we saw on that trip. I thought you might like to take another little tour this year.
He’d served 34 months in jail and as a mental patient at Medical Lake.
WALLA WALLA — An ex-convict who attacked a deliveryman in Touchet in 2010 was handed a time-served sentence Thursday in Walla Walla County Superior Court.
WALLA WALLA — A man who stabbed a person about 15 times in a fight last March on West Sumach Street was sentenced Thursday to nine-and-a-half years in prison.
WALLA WALLA — The trial for a man the state Attorney General’s Office wants to lock up indefinitely as a sexually violent predator has been postponed to next year.
WALLA WALLA — A man who led police on a high-speed vehicle chase for several miles north of Walla Walla in April was sentenced Monday afternoon to 5 1/2 months in the County Jail.
WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a local man accused of throwing his infant daughter to the floor in January, causing a fractured skull.
WALLA WALLA — A man accused in a March stabbing on West Sumach Street pleaded guilty this morning to first-degree assault while armed with a deadly weapon.
WALLA WALLA — This week’s trial of a local woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the arm while at their Walla Walla apartment in February has been postponed.
WALLA WALLA — A man accused of robbing his ex-girlfriend in March pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to a reduced charge.
WALLA WALLA — A man who associates with gang members is accused of participating in an attack on two pedestrians in the area of Chase Avenue and Maple Street early this year.