Kathleen McGrory, Deputy Investigations Editor

Kathleen McGrory

Deputy Investigations Editor

I’m the deputy investigations editor at the Tampa Bay Times. I write and edit stories that shed light on wrongdoing. My work has exposed a previously unreported spike in the number of child gun injuries, traced the origins of a fatal power-plant accident and uncovered mistakes at a prestigious children’s hospital. I started my career at the Miami Herald, where I covered crime, schools, Miami City Hall and state government. (Sometimes, the four overlapped.) Before that, I studied at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. I live in St. Petersburg with my husband, who is also an editor at the paper, and our rescue beagle Susan.

Florida Legislature 2019: What passed and what failed

The Florida Capitol looking east from the Florida Supreme Court. May, 1, 2019.[SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
Lawmakers passed about 10 percent of 1,861 bills that were filed.

Regulators still not satisfied with All Children’s progress

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
The state found continuing problems with infection control, and wants a plan to fix them by early May. The hospital entered a contract with the federal government to fix systemic issues.

Lawmakers approve measure to catch pediatric heart surgery problems

SCOTT KEELER   |   TimesJohns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg.
The proposal, which would let teams of physician experts inspect struggling programs such as Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, now goes to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Heart surgery bill gets new life

Sen. Gayle Harrell at a Florida Senate committee hearing.
The proposal, which seeks to catch problems at children’s heart surgery programs, had stalled earlier in the session.

All Children’s works to restore faith, but families struggle to forgive

Sandra Vázquez holds a photo of her son, Sebastián, who died after surgery at the All Children's Heart Institute.  [Times (2018)]
At least 11 families have filed claims with the hospital, which is admitting liability in many cases. Still, Johns Hopkins faces an uphill battle to restore trust.