Dave McConnell Celebrates 50 Years At WTOP
January 22, 2015 at 8:05 AM (PT)
HUBBARD News WTOP/WASHINGTON, D.C. reporter DAVE MCCONNELL is celebrating 50 years on the job with the station. MCCONNELL joined the station, when it was still at 1500 AM, on JANUARY 18, 1965 and has been for most of that time the station's Capitol Hill correspondent, the only full-time local radio station Congressional correspondent.
News Director MIKE MCMEARTY said, “It is part of WTOP lore that while other kids were skipping school to see the WASHINGTON SENATORS play at GRIFFITH STADIUM, DAVE was skipping school to hear the real Senators debate on CAPITOL HILL.
“DAVE MCCONNELL is a class act. He’s a mixture of hustle, honesty and humbleness. Dave lets the members of congress express their point-of-view without inserting opinion or commentary. He is, and has always been known as, an honest broker. I consider it an honor to have worked with him for more than 20 years of his illustrious career.”
MCCONNELL says he does not plan to retire anytime soon.
See the station's multimedia celebration of MCCONNELL's 50 years by clicking here.