Courtesy Citybizlist – Lou Panos, who covered 40 sessions of the Maryland General Assembly during his 60 years as a working journalist, passed away on Sunday.
Panos, 87, a Timonium resident, started his career in high school as a teletype attendant for the Associated Press. He spent 20 years at AP, mostly in Baltimore, but he also covered federal agencies in Washington including the White House and the Justice Department when Bobby Kennedy was attorney general.
He later moved on to the Evening Sun – “the late, lamented, sweet and precious” Evening Sun, as he called it last year. There he was a reporter, columnist and eventually deputy editorial page editor.
He then spent five years as press secretary to Gov. Harry Hughes and public affairs director at Shock Trauma, then returned to journalism as political editor and columnist for Patuxent Publishing.
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