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Ana Ceballos - Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

Ana Ceballos is a politics and policy reporter for the Miami Herald. She has covered Florida state government for the Associated Press, Naples Daily News and the News Service of Florida. Before she moved to the Sunshine State, she lived in California and Mexico. She has a journalism degree from San Diego State University, where she was the manager of the student-run newspaper. Go Aztecs!

  1. Christina Pushaw attends Gov. Ron DeSantis' inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Tallahassee.
  2. Feb. 15• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he wants to rein in parents who are "abusing" the book challenge process, saying, "Let’s not let people try and hijack the process.”
  3. Marvin Dunn, a Black history author and leader of the Center for Racial Justice, displayed several historic images during his presentation on the Civil Rights Movement in Florida to U.S. history students and seventh-grade civics students at the Palmetto Middle School, in Pinecrest, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024.
  4. View of the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, on Feb. 2, 2022.
  5. Florida State Guard members are seen in this image from the website of Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis on Thursday announced he would be sending members of the State Guard to Texas to combat illegal border crossings.
  6. View of the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, on Feb. 2, 2022.
  7. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens during a town hall at the LaBelle Winery last week in Derry, N.H.
  8. Then-Republican Party of Florida chairperson Christian Ziegler addresses attendees at the Republican Party of Florida Freedom Summit on Nov. 4, 2023, in Kissimmee.
  9. Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe arrives for a news conference at the headquarters of the Democratic Center party after meeting with President-elect Gustavo Petro in Bogota, Colombia, June 29, 2022.
  10. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody speaks at a news conference on Jan. 26, 2023, in Miami. The attorney general has been proposing to give a statewide prosecutor under her office jurisdiction over drug trafficking cases normally handled by local state attorneys’ offices.
  11. The storefront of a kava and kratom bar on Central Avenue on Dec. 11, 2023, in St. Petersburg. Lawmakers are taking steps toward regulating kratom after a 2023 Tampa Bay Times investigation found hundreds of people have died in the state from kratom-related overdoses in the past decade.
  12. The Florida Capitol Complex in Tallahassee. Gov. Ron DeSantis is returning to Tallahassee this week to what could be his most tamped-down legislative session yet.
  13. Florida State Guard members are seen in this image from the website of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  14. Republican presidential candidate Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event on May 31 in Salix, Iowa. The final version of the new AP African American Studies course leaves out some lessons DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education called out earlier this year.
  15. Dec. 5, 2023• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives his State of the State address during a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives on March 7 at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  16. The Florida Capitol in Tallahassee.
  17. A publicity image for the "A Drag Queen Christmas" show.
  18. Nov. 17, 2023• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Florida State Guard members are seen in this image from the website of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  19. Republican presidential candidates Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walk on stage after a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by NBC News, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami.
  20. Crowds filter through the rotunda at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, where lawmakers made a school voucher expansion program a priority during the 2023 legislative session. Amid  complaints from parents and school operators who say they aren’t getting funding in a timely manner, state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle acknowledged that something needs to be done to address the issue. It is unclear exactly what state lawmakers will do to fix the problem, but there was consensus in both the Senate and House that it will be an issue for the 2024 legislative session, which starts in January.
  21. Gov. Ron DeSantis waves at lawmakers and guests in the House chamber at the Capitol in Tallahassee following his State of the State address during Opening Day of the Florida Legislature on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
  22. Proposed legislation would require the State Board of Administration to create a new list, titled the “Scrutinized Companies with Activities in Iran Terrorism Sectors List,” by January, to identify Florida companies that meet the state’s new, expanded criteria for business dealings with Iran.
  23. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the press after greeting passengers arriving from Israel on a chartered flight organized by Project Dynamo on Sunday.