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Kirby Wilson - Tallahassee Correspondent

Tallahassee Correspondent

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. Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference in Jacksonville on May 22, 2020. [Florida Channel]
  2. OT_351116_KEEL_FLGOV_SCOTT KEELER (03/06/2012 TALLAHASSEE)   8. The State of Florida Capitol complex in Tallahassee.  (FOR SUNDAY STORY). FOR FILE.     TIMES PHOTO SCOTT KEELER [Times (2012)]
  3. Attorney General Ashley Moody ["BRONTE WITTPENN  | TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times]
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  5. Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference in Jacksonville on May 15, 2020. [Florida Channel]
  6. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. [LYNNE SLADKY  |  AP]
  7. Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference in Tallahassee on May 13, 2020. During the conference, DeSantis said he would welcome professional sports playing in the state. [Florida Channel]
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen during a news conference Monday, May 4, 2020. [The Florida Channel]
  9. Over 100 supporters of the Re-Open Florida CARavan and Rally movement gathered to protest in front of the FOX 13 News Station on Kennedy on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Tampa. The group held signs, played music and spread their message to reopen the state of Florida after being closed for months.  [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  10. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, speaks during a discussion about opening businesses such as barber shops and nail and hair salons as Jerry Demings, Orange County Mayor, center, and Dr. George Ralls, Medical Chief Quality Officer at Orlando Health listen during at a news conference Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  11. Former Vice President and presumptive Democratic Nominee Joe Biden appears at a virtual campaign rally "in" Tampa on May 7, 2020. Technical difficulties abounded. [Biden for President via YouTube]
  12. Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections, Craig Latimer, is pictured during an interview at the Elections Service Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in Tampa.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  13. St. Petersburg City Hall. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  14. Jennifer Boychuk and Michael Boychuk pose behind the counter of Clearwater Beach's The Mint Fox Cookies & Ice Cream shop. The couple had to close their business in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, but they hope a new Clearwater small business grant could help them stay afloat. [Jennifer and Michael Boychuk]
  15. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman tries on a protective mask made of material representing his alma mater, the University of Florida during a ceremony at St. Petersburg City Hall, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, honoring the beginning of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan.  According to Kriseman, he provided the material to a friend who's mother sewed Gator masks for him and his family. The mayor practiced social distancing during the ceremony with religious leaders.  [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  16. The Republican candidates for Florida’s 13th Congressional District include (from top left) Sheila Griffin, Anna Paulina Luna, George Buck and Amanda Makki. (Sharon Barry Newby, who's also running, is not pictured.) [handout]
  17. The scene of the beach looking out from Eighth Avenue in Indian Rocks Beach on March 20. Pinellas County closed all beaches last month. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  18. In this April 21, 2010, photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning. [GERALD HERBERT  |  AP]
  19. A rendering from December 2019 of the proposed 4,500-seat covered amphitheater that could one day be found at Coachman Park in Clearwater. [City of Clearwater]
  20. The playground equipment has caution tape on it to signify that it is off limits at the Jordan Park Apartments on March 30. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  21. Father James Paris, left, with Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos, right, on a Sunday in March. Cretekos performed his duties as an altar server at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  22. A photo of my personal assortment of Amy's microwavable entrees. Which of these made the Top 10 list? [KIRBY WILSON  |  Times]
  23. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [Tampa Bay Times]
  24. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor speaks during a news conference about the recent coronavirus pandemic Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Tampa. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]