Freelancing lets me write about myriad topics and beats.
I cover local news for one of the best newspapers in Florida – the Tampa Bay Times. I also am sharing stories of national interest for the oldest newspaper service in the country – the Associated Press.
I reported for other publications as well getting the chance to get the word out about issues, break news and guide community conversations.
Here are some of my favorite stories I got to cover in 2014 (in no particular order):
Iconic Clearwater Beach Surf Shop to Make Way for Craft Brewery
Spring Training Traditions
Guide Dog Coastie to Help Marine Corps Veteran
Little Library, Big Problem in Clearwater
Palestinian-American Teen Beaten in Israel
Checking out signature events like Sea Blues and Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Chatting with Shawn Wayans
Finding out when there were more remains found at a Florida reform school and when the first set of Remains were identified
Helping to report: Biogenesis Just Hints at Florida Anti-Aging Catastrophe
Air Potato Beetle Could be Boon to Invasive Plant Battle in Florida
Taking walking history tours in downtown Tampa and Ybor City
Songs in the Key of Free – Pianos in Pinellas