Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Jo Won't Go: Mannies to Stay at Post in Limited Role

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 3:45 PM

The byline of longtime political reporter Jo Mannies will continue to appear in the local daily, contrary to a previous announcement by the paper.

Screenshot of Mannies' column page on stltoday.com, the Web site for the Post-Dispatch.
  • Screenshot of Mannies' column page on stltoday.com, the Web site for the Post-Dispatch.

Mannies, who covers state politics from St. Louis, told KMOX’s Mark Reardon today that she is technically retiring as of Friday in order to take advantage of some "use-it-or-lose-it" retirement benefits.

Screenshot of Mannies' column page on stltoday.com, the Web site for the Post-Dispatch.
  • Screenshot of Mannies' column page on stltoday.com, the Web site for the Post-Dispatch.

Screenshot of Mannies' column page on stltoday.com, the Web site for the Post-Dispatch.

Mannies said she and the paper worked out an arrangement in which she will continue to write her Thursday column, as well as other stories, but can also freelance for other media.

Mannies joined the Post in the mid-'70s. That makes her byline one of the longest-running at the paper, in the wake of lay-offs over the last two months.

- Kristen Hinman

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