Art McDonald was a broadcast journalist for 26 years. He worked at KREM Television in Spokane and spent 21 years as a reporter and producer for KOMO Radio and Television in Seattle. He became the director of corporate communications for Puget Sound Energy in 1981.
After retiring in 1997, Art worked with his wife Jeri McDonald at her public relations consulting company, Jeri McDonald & Associates. Although Jeri passed away in 2001, Art continued consulting as president of JMA Associates.
Art served as a true philanthropist and civic ambassador for WSU for more than 40 years. He and his late wife Jeri gave selflessly of their time, talents and treasure for WSU. Both served on the Murrow Communication Advisory Board and both are members of The Murrow Hall of Achievement.