Allison Graves - Digital producer

Digital producer

As the emerging platform producer, I’m considered a jack-of-all-trades, and a master of some. In my role, I help shepherd several digital projects including email newsletters and podcasts, and innovate video strategies. You’ll also see my byline on as I report on local stories that I hope pique your interest. I was a fact-checker for PolitiFact before this, keeping politicians honest, and later spearheaded MediaWise, a project aimed at teaching young students how to sort fact from fiction online. I spent almost two years appearing on Bay News 9 for PolitiFact, so I’m also a former TV personality, according to my mom. (You might have heard me on the radio for WUSF from time to time, too.) When I’m not working, you can find me at the St. Pete Saturday morning market, propagating plants and watching hours and hours of YouTube videos.

  1. You can now customize your notifications on the 'Tampa Bay Times' news app.
  2. A Google Home Mini is seen Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg.
  3. Andrew Chickoree, 52, faces charges of sexual battery and battery, according to New Port Richey and Zephyrhills police.
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  5. What do you set your thermostat to? One federal program recommends setting it to 78 degrees. [Times file]
  6. An Alexa Echo Dot is seen Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg.
  7. Stock photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
  8. Moffitt Chief Security Officer Dave Summitt testifies to Congress about robocalls. (YouTube screenshot)
  9. Drivers checking their phones while stopped at a red light heading south on 4th Street N at the 22nd Avenue intersection in St. Petersburg. [Dirk Shadd | Times files (2013)]
  10. A man in an Easter Bunny costume jumped into an ongoing fight Sunday in Orlando. The brawl was captured and posted to Instagram. (Screenshot from Workfth's Instagram)
  11. The Tampa Bay area is included in many rankings and lists.
  12. Commercials are an inevitable part of watching television, and a lot of the times, they really suck. [YouTube screenshots]
  13. Fuccillo Kia, which has locations in Cape Coral, Port Charlotte and Wesley Chapel, is known for its over-the-top commercials. [Screenshot from YouTube]
  14. Sarah Paulson (left), Dave Bautista (center), and Angela Bassett (right) all have ties to the Tampa Bay area. [From left to right: AP/Fox Searchlight, Matt Kennedy/Global Road Entertainment via AP, Lions Gate Entertainment photo]
  15. Mazzaro Italian Market in St. Petersburg, Florida. [Allison Graves | Tampa Bay Times]
  16. Burmese pythons, cane toads and rhesus macaque monkeys are just a few of Florida's invasive species. [From left to right: Staff photo, AP photo, AP photo]
  17. Austin Piazza, 29, and Autumn Fityo, 21, stroll on the sidewalk along Central Avenue for Small Business Saturday in St. Petersburg, Nov. 24, 2018. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times]
  18. Octavio Jones   |   Tampa Bay Times Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam speaks at the Old Polk County Courthouse in Bartow in May 2017.
  19. Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court in the Russell Senate Office Building g on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 12. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times)
  20. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson speaks during a press conference discussing the importance of addressing climate change at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel patio on July 2 in Tampa. (TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times)
  21. Former Miami mayor and gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine speaks to about two dozen teachers, parents and county school board members at a  round table at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County. [JONATHAN CAPRIEL | Times]
  22. Sen. Bill Nelson rides the Capitol subway on April 18, 2018. [ALEX LEARY | Tampa Bay Times]
  23. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Palm Coast, speaks during an event hosted by the Zionist Organization of America on Capitol Hill on May 9 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
  24. Students, faculty, staff, parents and guardians participate in the annual Clap-Out, a send-off for fifth-graders going to middle school held at Lithia Elementary School in Lithia on Friday. (OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times)