This video still shows Joel Connable reporting for WLTX-TV in 2001.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Former WLTX reporter Joel Connable has passed away.
Joel worked with us as a reporter from 1999 to 2002. He died as a result of complications of diabetes.
Joel made a huge impact here at News19. He was one of our original "On Your Side" reporters, and along with his friend and fellow reporter Adam Murphy, helped launch our Restaurant Report Card segment.
After News19, Joel worked at tv stations in Los Angeles and Miami. He had just recently started a new job at KOMO-TV in Seattle.
Though he'd left a decade ago, he joined us twice in recent years on "Friends at Five" to talk to us about a travel promotions company he had launched.
Connable was 39-years-old.