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Pioneering Oregon TV Journalist Dick Bogle Dies

The Columbian

Dick Bogle Dick Bogle, Oregon’s first black TV journalist, former Portland City Commissioner and Clark County resident, died Thursday morning of congestive heart failure.

Bogle was in and out of hospitals, nursing facilities and rehabilitation programs for severe pain in his spine since October, his wife of 33 years, Nola, said Thursday evening. Bogle returned home Jan. 26 and was making strides toward recovery, she said.

“He was enthusiastic and happy,” she said.

But on Monday, Bogle lost consciousness following severe coughing spell and was put on life support at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. More…

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