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Claire McNeill - Enterprise Reporter

Enterprise Reporter

I've been dog-earing magazines since I was little, and I’m still a constant reader. I love reporting deep on complicated ideas and telling intimate stories that reveal the human experience: a forgotten school shooting victim, a Syrian refugee in a Southern fraternity, a mother-turned-drug smuggler for her dying son. I grew up in a small town in South Jersey and made my way here after attending the University of North Carolina. I covered all kinds of news in Pasco and Pinellas counties before leaping into the higher education beat and then onto the enterprise team. Outside of work, I hoard books, stress-bake and balance my soccer/softball/rock climbing routine with a serious Taco Bell habit. I live in St. Pete with my introverted Pomeranian, Wilson.

  1. Abby McAuley, 10, continues the practice of drawing inspirational quotes using chalk on her driveway on May 19, 2020, in Spring Hill. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  2. Servers wear face masks as patrons enjoy outdoor dining while crowding Beach Dr. on Friday, May 8, 2020 in St. Petersburg. Restaurants and patrons begin to adapt to the new rules set forth by Governor Ron DeSantis during phase one of re-opening of the state of Florida. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  3. Marin Fehl, editor-in-chief of the Hillsborough High School newspaper, was recently named the state's Student Journalist of the Year by the Florida Scholastic Press Association. Her unglamorous reality: Escaping to her old Acura to edit stories in peace. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
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  5. A man sits on the sea wall at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg recently. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  6. Collage of headshots of Floridians lost to the coronavirus. [ELI ZHANG  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  7. Patricia Scimone with a photo of her older sister, Rosemarie Gabriele. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  8. Los trabajadores de la salud evalúan a los residentes que llegan en docenas de vehículos alineados en un sitio de prueba COVID-19 en el sitio del Estadio Raymond James el miércoles 25 de marzo de 2020 en Tampa. Los residentes que deseaban hacerse la prueba tienen que ser aprobados y registrados en línea antes de llegar al sitio. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  9. Residents pass the time away reading and chatting with others At the emergency homeless shelter setup by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and the City of Tampa was completely filled. Pictured on Thursday in Tampa. [LUIS SANTANA   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  10. Healthcare workers test residents as dozens of vehicles lined up at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on Wednesday, March 25. The state has done more than 76,700 tests. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  11. Children's chalk messages are seen on the sidewalk along Ridge Road near the intersection of Lake St. George Drive Tuesday in Palm Harbor. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  12. World Central Kitchen volunteer Karla Hoyos hands out meals from the Red Rooster Overtown restaurant to residents in need during the new coronavirus pandemic, in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami on Monday. [LYNNE SLADKY  |  AP]
  13. Drive-through testing was available at the Quest Diagnostics lab parking lot on Monday, March 23, 2020 in Tampa.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  14. Las pruebas para detectar si tiene coronavirus estuvieron disponibles en el estacionamiento del laboratorio Quest Diagnostics el lunes 23 de marzo de 2020 en Tampa. Foto: MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | CENTRO Tampa [CENTRO Tampa]
  15. Baycare health care workers and staff guide vehicles at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Raymond James Stadium site on Wednesday in Tampa.  The testing site was due to close Friday after running out of tests. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  16. Los trabajadores de la salud evalúan a los residentes como docenas de vehículos alineados en un sitio de prueba COVID-19 en el sitio del Estadio Raymond James el miércoles 25 de marzo de 2020 en Tampa. Los residentes que deseaban hacerse la prueba tenían que ser aprobados y registrados en línea antes de llegar al sitio. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  17. Baycare healthcare workers and staff guide vehicles at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Raymond James Stadium site on Wednesday, March 25, 2020  in Tampa.  Residents that wish to be tested had to be approved and registered online before arriving at the site. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  18. BayCare health care workers and staff guide vehicles at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Raymond James Stadium site on Wednesday in Tampa.  Residents that wish to be tested had to be approved and registered online before arriving at the site. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  19. Coronavirus prevention flyers attached to a fence of the town's community center are shown, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in Surfside, Fla. Miami-Dade County's mayor ordered all beaches, parks and "non-essential" commercial and retail businesses closed Thursday because of the new coronavirus pandemic. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  20. A desolate Clearwater Beach on Saturday March 21, 2020- a day after a county wide shutdown of all beaches due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  Times]
  21. Un letrero electrónico dice "Playas cerradas COVID-19" luego de que los peajes salieran a la playa el sábado 21 de marzo de 2020 en St. Pete Beach. Foto: DIRK SHADD/ CENTRO Tampa [playas. Foto: DIRK SHADD/ CENTRO Tampa]
  22. An electronic sign reads "Beaches Closed COVID-19" after the tolls heading out to the beach on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at St. Pete Beach. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  23. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, seen here in an earlier picture, last night ordered people in his state to shelter in place, (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool) [RICH PEDRONCELLI  |  AP]
  24. Carmine's Ybor restaurant is among those that closed early due to the coronavirus pandemic. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]