Mike Donahue, longtime KOIN anchor, dies

(KOIN) Mike Donahue, who became one of the most trusted journalists ever in Portland during a 44-year career with KOIN 6 News, has died, his family confirmed. He was 77.

He died following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer and was with his family to the end.

Mike Donahue’s career at KOIN began in 1968 with a story about the formation of the Oregon DEQ. It ended in 2012 when he announced his retirement on a noon newscast.

Author: Jason Remington

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2 thoughts on “Mike Donahue, longtime KOIN anchor, dies

  1. I have been privileged to get to know Mike as a friend since he and his wife Susan — who also died only months ago — moved from Portland to here in Newberg a few years ago. He was a remarkable man, loved by thousands in this part of the Northwest. He showed kindness, humility , integrity and professionalism in all he did. He was also well known and admired in the local Christian community for his deep and sincere faith. He will be missed!

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