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Kyra Gurney

Kyra Gurney covers education at the Miami Herald, where she has worked since 2016. Before moving to Miami, Kyra was a reporter in Bogota, Colombia. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Colorado College. She's from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  1. A first responder's cadaver dog scours the scene after the former Marlborough House condominium building in Miami Beach, Fla., collapsed Monday, July 23, 2018, injuring one, according to Miami Beach police. Debris spread across Collins Avenue and caused the main north-south artery through Miami Beach to be shut down in both directions from 41st to 63rd streets. [Carl Juste | Miami Herald via AP]
  2. Ashley Baez, right, and Nicolas Fraser, 16, both sophomores at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, woke up early to make posters for the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C., Saturday, March 24, 2018. Kyra Gurney kgurney@miamiherald.com
  3. These are the victims of the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse.
  4. Alexa Duran, right, was in one of the cars trapped under the bridge that collapsed in front of Florida International University. Facebook
  5. Jose Cordero, 50, was arrested after a Hialeah teacher claimed the mans autistic son made allegations of abuse through a controversial science called facilitated communication. He was cleared on Wednesday. David Ovalle Miami Herald
  6. Law enforcement officers in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on the first day of classes since the Feb. 14 shooting.
  7. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times Parkland High School students were some of the speakers at a rally outside the Capital attended by thousands Wednesday to demand that lawmakers enact gun control laws.
  8. A vigil at Pine Trails Park in Parkland for victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Credit: Al Diaz, Miami Herald
  9. Students console each other as they weep during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. [Associated Press]
  10. Coach Aaron Feis died in the shooting at  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County on Feb. 14, 2018. [Instagram]
  11. First-grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi (left) with her wife, Natasha Hass. Morffi was fired from her job at a Miami Catholic school days after the couple married. Courtesy of Natasha Hass
  12. In this Nov. 14, 2017 photo, Danny Vaca-Figuereo, left, collects money from a customer at the Falcon gift shop at John A. Ferguson High School, in Miami. For teenagers with special needs, finding a job after high school can be a challenge. One Miami teacher aims to change that. Ivette Amador has created a gift shop at John A. Ferguson High that's run entirely by special needs students. The teens make all the major business decisions, calculate profits, and run the day to day operations including inventory, sales and stocking shelves. (Jose A. Iglesias/Miami Herald via AP)
  13. The City of Hialeah Educational Academy issued calls to actions to their parents through email and text alerts, such as this one, asking them to praise HB 7069 on social media.
  14. Andre Holland and Trevante Rhodes in Moonlight (2016). A24 Films.
  15. Alumni of New World School of the Arts in Miami helped create the Oscar-winning film â??Moonlight.â?
  16. Andre Holland and Trevante Rhodes in Moonlight (2016). A24 Films.
  17. Fifth grade students at John M. Sexton Elementary School, St. Petersburg, participate in field games during a 15 minute recess, each school day. The students also have Physical Education class three times a week at the school. In Miami-Dade County, elementary children are supposed to get it at least two to three days a week, with a few schools testing out the five-day model. [Scott Keeler | Tampa Bay Times]
  18. Kindergarten students head out to the playground for recess at Citrus Grove Elementary School in Miami on Thursday, February 9, 2017.
  19. Loana Paine, 6, enjoys recess at Citrus Grove Elementary School in Miami on Thursday, February 9, 2017.
  20. Kindergarten students head out to the playground for recess at Citrus Grove Elementary School in Miami on Thursday, February 9, 2017.
  21. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral on Wednesday in South Florida. [Evan Vucci | Associated Press]
  22. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral, Wednesday, July 27, 2016.