Langston Taylor - Data Editor

Data Editor

I write words. Sometimes they're in code. I'm a Maryland native who first worked at the Times as a reporting intern in 2016. Now, my job is to dive into data to find news affecting Tampa Bay or all of Florida. That could mean following money or counting followers. I also build tools that make data and documents easier for our readers to understand. I'm on my phone too much, and you can @ me any time with story ideas or NBA highlight tapes.

  1. A Pinellas deputy shot and killed someone who raised a gun toward him, according to police.
  2. A portion of the Faraway Inn in Cedar Key lay in ruin on Wednesday in the wake of Hurricane Idalia.
  3. Gina Angelastro of St. Petersburg takes photos of the currently inaccessible boat ramp at Bay Vista Park in St. Petersburg. People came out to the park to see big waves and some light flooding Wednesday morning.
  4. idalia track tuesday screenshot
  5. Yard signs promoting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2024, financed by the super PAC promoting DeSantis for president, line the street leading up to a Republican congressional fundraiser on May 13 in Sioux Center, Iowa.
  6. July 21• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Republican presidential contender Gov. Ron DeSantis' tone has remained confident as pressure builds for his candidacy to catch fire.
  7. Mayor Jane Castor greets onlookers during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Tampa last year. The mayor has had some stumbles in her first term, but Black leaders mostly praise her willingness to listen to their concerns.
  8. Part 4 of our Rising Threat series looks at how a hurricane like Ian could affect Tampa Bay. This photo shows the remains of Times Square near the Fort Myers Fishing Pier on Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022, after Hurricane Ian's landfall.
  9. Deputies arrested a Madeira Beach man Saturday on a charge of leaving the scene of a deadly crash earlier this week in Treasure Island.
  10. Police responded to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle operator shortly before noon Saturday, Tampa police reported.
  11. From left to right: Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S Rep. Val Demings, Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  12. Sept. 27, 2022• Hurricane
    GOES image of Hurricane Ian
  13. A label for ice cream made by Big Olaf Creamery, a Sarasota company first linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak on July 1.
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  15. May 31, 2022• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Florida Sen. Jennifer Bradley views maps during a Senate Committee on Reapportionment hearing in a legislative session, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  16. Sara Seu, al frente a la izquierda, y su esposo Jesse Seu,comienzan a limpiar después de las inundaciones de la tormenta tropical Eta que azotó con fuerza partes de Shore Acres, inel martes 17 de noviembre de 2020 en St Petersburg.
  17. A voter walks into a voting precinct located at Bethel Lutheran Church Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Clearwater.
  18. A motorist is seen attempting to drive on a flooded Bayshore Blvd as Tropical Storm Eta sends torrential downpours, storm surge flooding and wind across the Tampa Bay Area on November 12, 2020.
  19. May 3, 2022• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Hundreds marched in support of abortion rights in St. Petersburg in October.
  20. A view of the downtown St. Petersburg skyline and waterfront from just north of the North Shore Aquatic Complex.
  21. Aaron Daniel Motta, 27 of Pinellas Park, was booked into Pinellas County Jail Friday on felony charges of grand theft and offenses against computer users.
  22. Crowds wait at Rod Wave's gas giveaway event at the Sunoco Gas Station on 34th Street S on Saturday in St. Petersburg. The rap star and St. Pete native gifted $25,000 worth of gas to his hometown.
  23. A sign on display at the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando uses McDonald's golden arches to represent Marxism.