Corey G. Johnson - Investigative reporter

Investigative reporter

I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and I’ve tasted every flavor of professional sports choking known to man. I proudly walked the hills of Florida A&M University, but this is my first time south of Tallahassee. People say they’ve never seen me or Columbo in the same place, at the same time, but hey — let’s not get distracted by rumors. Just know my heart and mind are open. I care about suffering and I chase stories that matter. I’ll listen to folks who’ve been harmed and pushed aside. I adore public servants who believe in the mission but prefer to stay in the background. We at the Times want to connect with you. Hit me up anytime. My lips are sealed.

  1. Saturday's overview of Florida's status with COVID-19.
  2. Ambulances line the entrance before the remaining 39 residents are evacuated from Freedom Square of Seminole, Friday, April 17, 2020 in Seminole. Three nursing home residents have died of the coronavirus in an outbreak that has afflicted Freedom Square of Seminole, a sprawling retirement community that has seen dozens of residents hospitalized because of the virus, officials said.
  3. St. Petersburg Police released this image of a suspect in the shooting of Artez Deandre Davis, 23, on Saturday. Anyone with information was urged to call police at (727) 893-7780.
  4. Surveillance video from the Pinellas County Jail shows Deputy Amy Gee chocking the neck of a handcuffed woman. (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)
  5. After New Salem Missionary Baptist's building in downtown burned in 2015, the congregation built a new church in Temple Terrace. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
  6. Anthony Johnson, 12, drinks from a water fountain at Paul L. Sheehy, M.D. Elementary School in Tampa on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Johnson, who currently goes to Jennings Middle School, is in sixth grade. Over the last 16 months, the Hillsborough County School District has been quietly testing its schools' drinking water for lead. So far it has checked 51 schools and found lead in 50. There are roughly 200 more schools that haven't been looked at for lead. [BRONTE WITTPENN   |   Times]
  7. Scene from Hillsborough County School Board meeting. Jeff Eakins addressed the School Board Tuesday about what he considered "slanted" coverage of the district's water testing in the Tampa Bay Times. (OCTAVO JONES   |   Times)
  8. Ten-year-old Faith Moore stands with her parents Philip and Alice Moore in front of their home at Manhattan Palms Condominium in Tampa on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Moore will be a fifth grade student at Crestwood Elementary this year. It's one of 21 schools that had a water fountain or sink that tested positive for lead and exceeded the EPA's action levels. The school is one of 49 elementary and middle schools tested for lead in the drinking water by the district. But for a year and a half, the district delayed notifying parents and teachers of their findings. After learning about the lead, Moore's parents want to transfer her to a different school. "We are hoping to put her in another school," Alice Moore said. "But then you have to ask yourself if that school is any better or any worse as far as the water. This is her last year in elementary and it would be great if it would be a safe one." BRONTE WITTPENN   |   Times
  9. BRONTE WITTPENN   |   Times  Mitchell Elementary School had one of the highest lead results, the district said. [BRONTE WITTPENN   |   Times]
  10. "God is the kind of God that will put you up. He's the kind of God that will take you down, and he's the kind of God who will put you back up..." said the Rev. Henry Lyons in 2007. [Times file]
  11. The Rev. Henry Lyons poses for a photo in his study in his Tampa home. [ANDRES LEIVA | Times]
  12. The Rev. Henry Lyons poses for a photo in his study in his Tampa on Friday. [ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times]
  13. Flood waters from Hurricane Irma inundate a park on the St. Johns River on Sept. 11, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Officials there knew the city was flood-prone and have stalled on implementing plans that could fix the problem. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)