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Connie Humburg - Data Reporter

Data Reporter

I'm a data reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, though I still think of it as the St. Pete Times. I've been doing this since the stone age of computer-assisted reporting when access to electronic records was limited, equipment was large and programs were slow. I've worked on investigative projects exploring zombie political campaigns, police shootings, teen car thieves, kids injured by guns, the resegregation of our schools, abuses at mental hospitals, outrageous ER trauma fees, America’s 50 Worst Charities, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and missing military weapons. After the 2000 election, I was part of the data analysis group for a national media consortium that did an independent recount of votes in Florida.

  1. In their political afterlife, former politicians and their staffers are hoarding unspent campaign donations for years and using them to finance their lifestyles, advance new careers and pay family members, an investigation by the Tampa Bay Times, 10News WTSP and TEGNA-owned TV stations found.
    The federal agency sent letters to politicians across the country Wednesday, asking why they were still spending money on campaigns that were long over. The review followed a Times/WTSP investigation.
  2. [Steve Madden]
    The agency had previously announced an earlier start date, but now says that was a mistake.
  3. Apr. 10, 2014• Archive
    Three Spring Hill oncologists rank as Tampa Bay's highest reimbursed Medicare providers in 2012, new data reveals.
  4. Thomas Huayang Tang
  5. Jan. 8, 2014• Archive
    The Democrat has drawn most of her contributions from outside Pinellas.
  6. Nov. 5, 2013• Archive
  7. Nov. 4, 2013• Archive
    Homeowners in flood-prone Shore Acres see insurance rates rise, although city residents have paid 8 times more in premiums than they've received in claims.
  8. A dozen inmates were sent back to prison for various violations and Goodwill was ordered to tighten up its security and oversight after law enforcement officers searched residents’ rooms at the Largo Residential Re-entry Center on Jan. 7. As of Jan. 31, 46 violent inmates were residents at the facility.