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Victor Swezey - News Editor

News Editor

To me, novelty is what gives life meaning. Whether I’m visiting somewhere new, hearing someone I’ve never met before tell their story, or learning a piece of history that helps me better understand the past, this forward momentum is what gets me out of bed every morning. When I found out there was a career where I could work on something new every day — the news — I was sold. I grew up in Los Angeles and study Spanish- and French-language literature at Columbia University, where I’m also a deputy editor for the student newspaper. I currently work on the copy desk. I love traveling, cooking and making drinks, reading, watching movies and going outdoors. If anybody wants to talk Márquez, mojitos or movies from the ‘70s, you know where to find me.

  1. A "Power of Change" donation station in North Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg on August 8 claims spare change deposited will be used to assist people experiencing homelessness.
  2. Ron Boyd, 72, shows his collection of baseball cards to Kathy Hamm, 59, an outreach specialist with Directions for Living, at Station Square Park in Clearwater on July 14.
  3. Tampa Housing Authority president and CEO Jerome D. Ryans received a pay raise and high marks on his evaluation this week.
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