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Kathleen McGrory - Deputy Editor, Investigations

Deputy Editor, Investigations

I’m the deputy editor, investigations at the Tampa Bay Times. I write and edit stories that shed light on wrongdoing. My work has exposed a previously unreported spike in the number of child gun injuries, traced the origins of a fatal power-plant accident and uncovered mistakes at a prestigious children’s hospital. I started my career at the Miami Herald, where I covered crime, schools, Miami City Hall and state government. (Sometimes, the four overlapped.) Before that, I studied at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. I live in St. Petersburg with my husband, who is also an editor at the paper, and our rescue beagle Susan.

  1. A letter from the Pasco Sheriff's Office tells recipients they will be facing enhanced police scrutiny under Sheriff Chris Nocco's controversial intelligence program.
  2. U.S. Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Virginia, called for the U.S. Department of Education to investigate the Pasco school district's data-sharing arrangement with the Sheriff's Office.
  3. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach.
  4. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco.
  5. State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and his daughter listen to opening remarks on the first day of the 2021 legislative session.
  6. Superintendent Kurt Browning attends a December School Board meeting.
  7. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco
  8. Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville
  9. U.S. Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Virginia.
  10. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco addresses the media during a 2020 press conference.
  11. Chris Nocco speaks at a 2011 press conference after then Gov. Rick Scott appointed him sheriff of Pasco County.
  12. A screenshot of the legal analysis published by the Future of Privacy Forum.
  13. Pasco County school superintendent Kurt Browning defended sharing student information with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office at a School Board meeting on Tuesday.
  14. Pasco Schools superintendent Kurt Browning with Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco at a 2015 press conference.
  15. The Pasco School Board meets at a meeting on June 16, 2020.
  16. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco speaks at a press conference in January in Dade City.
  17. Cuatrocientos veinte niños están en la lista, dijo la Oficina del Sheriff.
  18. Lockers in a hallway at Wendell Krinn Technical High School in New Port Richey, one of about 30 schools monitored by the Sheriff’s Office.
  19. President-elect Joe Biden, right, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, left, stand with their family and supporters on stage after addressing the nation on Saturday from Wilmington, Del.
  20. Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.
  21. Social card for Pasco ILP project video interactive.
  22. Pasco County Sheriff's Deputies surround a car containing Jerry Dwight Brown, who was shot during a 2014 drug bust. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office maintained for years that the 2014 shooting of an unarmed black man was justified because the Brown ignored repeated orders to raise his hands and surrender. But that explanation is contradicted by a previously unreleased video obtained by the Times.