Waveney Ann Moore, St. Petersburg General Assignment Reporter

Waveney Ann Moore

St. Petersburg General Assignment Reporter

Waveney Ann Moore covers topics from neighborhoods to religion to city projects such as the long-awaited St. Petersburg Pier. She was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for "For Their Own Good," about abuse at Florida's oldest reform school. The series won the Dart Award for covering trauma, the Casey Medal for exemplary reporting on children and families, and first place for nondeadline reporting in the 2010 Green Eyeshade competition run by the Society of Professional Journalists. She was also a finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer as part of a team that wrote about the Rev. Henry Lyons, disgraced head of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. She wrote for the Kansas City Star, was born in Guyana and is a naturalized American citizen.

Red chair artwork at county court building disappears, for now

SCOTT KEELER  |   Times
The art installation, called Face the Jury, is being refurbished

St. Pete Council approves more contingency funds, other payments for $80 million Pier District

Nathan Mabry’s red origami pelican sculpture will greet visitors at the entrance to the pier. It’s entitled: “Myth (Red Pelican). [City of St. Petersburg]
be As the project rushes to a hoped-for year-end completion, the City Council okays money for art, a marine center and more

Battle over St. Petersburg’s historic, or not, properties gets hotter

SCOTT KEELER  |   Times
The 700 block of 18th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg is one of the battlegrounds over historic properties.
Neighbors sue neighbors, owners sue city over what’s historic and what’s not

Janet Echelman’s reveal strategy, design for St. Pete Pier sculpture draw mixed reaction

A view of Janet Echelman's proposed St. Petersburg Pier sculpture at night. [Studio Echelman]
Some wonder why she chose Tampa to unveil her design

One-time mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons sues city over 18th Avenue S property

Deveron Gibbons, left, is accusing the city of treating his company differently because he supported former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker, right, in a run against Mayor Rick Kriseman. [Times files]
Amscot executive’s TLM Investment Group in dispute with St. Petersburg over land he hoped to develop