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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. Thomas Huayang Tang
  4. 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.
  5. Susan Schilt reads to Destinee Phillips and Marquise Sapp at Fairmount Park Elementary’s after-school program to boost literacy among struggling students. 
  6. Claudia Penabad, center, and other students work on essays as River Ridge High in New Port Richey prepares its 10th-graders for the FCAT writing exam with a three-day writing workshop.
  7. Jan. 23, 2012• Education