O'Connor leaving The State
Statehouse reporter John O'Connor says he's leaving The State for a new NPR/WUSF project in Tampa, Fla.
John doesn't provide details, but I assume it is part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's local journalism initiative - WUSF is part of the Central Florida/Gulf Coast cluster (more here).
(Note the absence of South Carolina's ETV/ETV radio from any of this, probably because when it comes to news, it gives a whole new meaning to the term "black hole" (with apologies to the folks at "The Big Picture," who have the Sisphyean task of trying to elevate ETV's otherwise dismal record).
Good luck, John. He's been a wonderful thorn in the side of various pols at the Statehouse - a life well lived.