Joe Mannion, who was a reporter and then news director at News Channel 8, WFLA, has died. He was 78. After a stint as a reporter in Washington, he and his wife, Elizabeth, moved from South Carolina to Clearwater where they raised four sons. In 1987, he became the liaison between Pasco County and the Legislature a position he held for 22 years.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times from Apr. 22 to May 22, 2013