Savannah Anchor is Dead

Longtime WTOC Mike Manhatton was remembered on Tuesday as a veteran television newsman who never blinked at an assignment and always worked to get it right.

“He was the consummate news guy,” said Sonny Dixon, WTOC news anchor who had known Manhatton for more than 30 years.

“He never lost the feel for the urgency of breaking news and was always a stickler to get it right the first time.”

Manhatton died late Monday at Candler Hospital. He was 56.

WTOC posted this on their Facebook page: “This is a very sad day here at WTOC. We have lost one of our best friends and colleagues. Mike Manhatton passed away last night from complications from cancer he was battling. Mike has been with us here at WTOC nearly 33 years — a phenomenal reporter, and gifted anchorman. WTOC and the community have truly lost an amazing man, and a wonderful friend. We ask that you keep Mike’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this incredible difficult time.”

“He loved a good time,” Dixon recalled. “He loved Jimmy Buffett, a quick wit” while a private man in many respects.

Manhatton worked until almost the end, his last day was Feb. 28, Dixon said.

H/T Savannah Now