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.

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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3 thoughts on “Mike Donahue, longtime KOIN anchor, dies

  1. It sounds like he brought continuity to TV news in the area. A trusted man for the region, his type are quickly disappearing, if not gone altogether.

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