Jo Mannies’ career in journalism spanned three media: print, on-line and radio. She was the first female journalist to cover St. Louis City Hall and served as the Post’s second female sportswriter. Her future in local journalism was deeply rooted in coverage of politics. She was stationed at the paper’s Washington Bureau for four years and covered the political beat from 1990-2008. She joined the St. Louis Beacon’s online operation in the same capacity and then switched to reporting for KWMU Radio when the station acquired the Beacon. Her numerous professional awards included the Con Lee Kelliher Award and the National Press Club award for regional reporting.