AP editor Sue Manning dies; gave world LA’s biggest stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sue Manning, an Associated Press editor who for decades delivered stories of Southern California to the world, has died. She was 71.

Manning’s brother Daniel Manning says police found her dead at her home in Glendale, California on Sunday after family members couldn’t reach her. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known.

Manning was at the center of the AP’s coverage of stories including the Los Angeles riots, the Northridge earthquake, the death of Michael Jackson and the O.J. Simpson saga.

The Kansas-native’s AP career began in Spokane, Washington, where she later covered the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

After moving to Los Angeles, she quickly rose to supervising editor at a time when few women held media leadership positions.

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