Kirby Wilson - Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

Aside from four years at Duke University, where I double-majored in English and basketball yelling, I’ve lived all my life in Florida. As a reporter, I’m interested in how the decisions of people in power affect everyday Floridians, and in building community around storytelling. I joined the Times in September 2017, and I spent my first year on the politics team covering the 2018 governor’s race. When I’m not in the office, I like to travel, sing show tunes and dream about playing for the Boston Red Sox.

  1. Screengrab of a Democratic National Committee online advertising campaign that will run in Cuban communities across Florida. Republicans have been calling for more action from President Joe Biden on Cuba for months.
  2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis removes his face mask on April 8, 2020, as he prepares to talk to the media about COVID-19 in Florida at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
  3. Maker Biogen was hopeful its drug aducanumab would be the first ever approved to treat the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's-- a major medical milestone.
  4. In this photo taken Saturday, July 17, in an airport hangar in Del Rio, Texas, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is near the center of the group to the left of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott while Gov. Ron DeSantis is on the other side of Abbott.  Moody announced on Wednesday, July 21, that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
  5. Aug. 2019 file photo of legal cannabis for sale. In the frame, a vendor points out the variety of marijuana for sale at the grand opening of the Northwest Cannabis Market in Seattle.
  6. Algunos republicanos han criticado la idea de los "pasaportes" para las vacunas.
  7. Some Republicans have railed against the idea of vaccine "passports."
  8. Miembros asignados a Florida Task Force 3 trabajando en el sitio del derrumbe del edificio residencial en Surfside, Florida, el domingo 27 de junio
  9. Members assigned to Florida Task Force 3 working at the site of the residential building collapse in Surfside, Florida Sunday, June 27
  10. El abogado Michael Minardi habla con periodistas al lado de sus clientes Joshua McAdams, a la izquierda, y Taylor Bland-Ball, quienes están tratando de convencer a un juez de que deberían poder tratar la leucemia de su hijo con marihuana medicinal. [TONY MARRERO ]
  11. Patients, doctors and advocates worry about whether the sickest patients using medical marijuana will be affected when they can no longer recertify through telehealth as Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares to let the COVID-19 emergency order expire.
  12. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is seen with lights Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The Florida Department of Transportation installed about 1,800 colored LED light fixtures on the Sunshine Skyway bridge.
  13. Attorney Michael Minardi speaks with reporters Tuesday while flanked by his clients Joshua McAdams, left, and Taylor Bland-Ball, who are trying to convince a judge that they should be able to treat their son's leukemia with medical marijuana. [TONY MARRERO  l  Times]
  14. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gestures as he speaks, Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Shul of Bal Harbour, a Jewish community center in Surfside, Fla. DeSantis visited the South Florida temple to denounce anti-Semitism and stand with Israel, while signing a bill into law that would require public schools in his state to set aside moments of silence for children to meditate or pray. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  15. The Food And Drug Administration has approved the use of a drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.
  16. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is seen lit up on Oct. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The Florida Department of Transportation installed about 1,800 colored LED light fixtures on the Sunshine Skyway bridge. St. Petersburg asked the state in 2020 and 2021 to light the bridge up with rainbow colors for Pride month, but the state said that was not one of the Skyway's pre-existing light patterns.
  17. En el condado de Hillsborough el gobernador hizo recortes a un paquete de asignaciones relativamente pequeñas destinadas a mejorar la seguridad pública, de acuerdo con funcionarios locales.
  18. Jun. 2• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    File photo of the Howard Frankland Bridge.
  19. Sean Shaw, former state representative and Democratic candidate for attorney general. Times file photo.
  20. Jun. 1• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Lawmaking in Florida can be complicated. State government reporter Kirby Wilson explains the process.
  21. FILE - In this April 30, 2021, file photo surrounded by lawmakers, Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis speaks at the end of a legislative session at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Now that the pandemic appears to be waning and DeSantis is heading into his reelection campaign next year, he has emerged from the political uncertainty as one of the most prominent Republican governors and an early White House front-runner in 2024 among Donald Trump's acolytes, if the former president doesn't run again. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
  22. May 27• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    File photo of medical marijuana shot in Neptune, NJ.
Friday, April 16, 2021
  23. The Florida Supreme Court building in Tallahassee.