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Denis O’Hayer Reflects on Decades Covering Sen. Johnny Isakson

This week, Johnny Isakson announced he'd step down from the U.S. Senate at the end of the year, citing health concerns.
This week, Johnny Isakson announced he'd step down from the U.S. Senate at the end of the year, citing health concerns.
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Longtime WABE host and political reporter Denis O’Hayer, now retired, spent decades covering (first Representative) Sen. Johnny Isakson. This week, Isakson announced he’d step down from the U.S. Senate at the end of the year, citing health concerns.

On Wednesday’s “All Things Considered,” host Jim Burress sat down with O’Hayer to talk about the news. And when they began the conversation, Burress asked O’Hayer if he saw the announcement coming.