When St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh on Thursday asked members of the St. Louis Public Radio political team which regional politics story they consider to have been the biggest story of 2018, they were split on their answers.
Reporter Jo Mannies deemed now-former U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s loss to then-Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley the top story of the year, but Mannies’ colleague Jason Rosenbaum settled on the saga surrounding former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned in May. Their editor, Fred Ehrlich, ultimately sided with Rosenbaum.
“I’ve been doing this for a long time … and that is the craziest story I’ve covered in my career, and that includes a lot of interesting, complicated stories,” said Ehrlich. “And one of the reasons was that almost every day there was a new twist and turn in it.”