Kathleen McGrory - Deputy Investigations Editor

Deputy Investigations Editor

I’m the deputy investigations editor 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. 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. [Times]
  2. An analysis performed for the Times shows that the coronavirus may have caused hundreds of additional deaths in Florida. [Times Staff]
  3. Aerial view of an empty Clearwater Beach due to COVID-19 closures pictured on April 10. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  4. The list of deaths released Wednesday by Florida officials was heavily redacted. This is the first page of the list. [Florida Department of Law Enforcement]
  5. Emergency personnel prepare to transport a patient by ambulance from the Freedom Square Seminole Nursing Pavilion in April. At least eight residents of the Seminole retirement community have died from the novel coronavirus. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  6. Tam Rubin, co-owner of Fireman Derek's Bake Shop, wears a protective mask and gloves as she rings up a customer's order on Thursday in Miami. The bake shop is open for take out only and and has not yet had to reduce staff due to the pandemic. [LYNNE SLADKY  |  AP]
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  9. Tampa General Hospital said several employees tested positive for COVID-19.
  10. The first state to close all dining rooms was Ohio last Sunday. Florida waited until Friday afternoon. [NEIL BEDI | Times]
  11. The Columbia Restaurant had already reconfigured their dining rooms in accordance with new social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered all restaurants to discontinue sit-in dining and offer take-out or delivery service only. [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  BOYZELL HOSEY   |   Times]
  12. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, San Petersburg.
  13. Dr. James Quintessenza, left, will return as the head of the Johns Hopkins All Children's heart surgery program department. [UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY HOSPITAL  |  Times]
  14. State regulators plan to fine Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg a total of more than $800,000. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  15. Rosana Escamilla gives her daughter Alexcia tiny pieces of food to taste in their home in August 2018. Alexcia was left paralyzed after a heart surgery at John Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The details of her case match the public filing of a $12.75 million settlement the hospital recently signed with a family. [EVE EDELHEIT  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  16. Johns Hopkins All Children‘s Hospital. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  17. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  18. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg.  (SCOTT KEELER   |   Times)
  19. Screenshot of the New York Times investigation
  20. The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland  [NEIL BEDI | Times]
  21. The Florida Capitol looking east from the Florida Supreme Court. May, 1, 2019.

[SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  22. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  23. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg.