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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.

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  2. Tampa General Hospital said several employees tested positive for COVID-19.
  3. The first state to close all dining rooms was Ohio last Sunday. Florida waited until Friday afternoon. [NEIL BEDI | Times]
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  5. 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]
  6. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, San Petersburg.
  7. 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]
  8. State regulators plan to fine Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg a total of more than $800,000. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  9. 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]
  10. Johns Hopkins All Children‘s Hospital. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  11. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  12. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg.  (SCOTT KEELER   |   Times)
  13. Screenshot of the New York Times investigation
  14. The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland  [NEIL BEDI | Times]
  15. The Florida Capitol looking east from the Florida Supreme Court. May, 1, 2019.

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  16. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  17. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg.
  18. Apr. 24, 2019• The Buzz
    Sen. Gayle Harrell at a Florida Senate committee hearing.
  19. Sandra Vázquez sostiene una foto de su hijo, Sebastián, quien murió después de una cirugía en el Instituto del Corazón All Children's. [Times (2018)]
  20. Sandra Vázquez holds a photo of her son, Sebastián, who died after surgery at the All Children's Heart Institute.  [Times (2018)]
  21. In December, the state fined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital a total of $4,500. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  22. State Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Lithia, speaks before the Florida House’s Health Market Reform Subcommittee on Tuesday about a bill that would shut down the state panel of doctors trying to improve children’s heart surgery programs. [The Florida Channel]
  23. SCOTT KEELER | Times Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, San Petersburgo.
  24. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg.