September 22, 2023
Daniel McCoy

Daniel McCoy, a reporter for the Wichita Enterprise Journal who coated aviation, manufacturing, innovation and Koch Industries, died Saturday on the age of 45 from an unknown medical episode.

Editor in chief Kirk Seminoff writes, “Daniel joined the WBJ in 2008 and for 15 years was our go-to reporter for all issues aviation and manufacturing. He was a self-described ‘aviation geek,’ a lover of airplanes small and huge.

“His infinite curiosity in regards to the plane business made him a terrific beat reporter for a enterprise newspaper in a metropolis the place manufacturing stays the dominant business. He immersed himself within the beat, all the time figuring out what aviation tales had been vital to Wichita and all the time capable of clarify the why of the data — with perspective on the previous and what it meant for town within the upcoming months or years.

“Daniel was all the time a priceless useful resource for our BizTalk podcasts, the place Bill Roy first — and I, later — would have him on for unvarnished evaluation of the most recent aerospace information. Aerospace firm executives are reluctant to hitch unscripted podcasts and much more reluctant to supply frank solutions. Daniel didn’t hesitate to inform it prefer it was.”

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