Langston Taylor - Data Reporter

Data Reporter

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. Promo image for our searchable coronavirus stat database [Times staff]
  2. Rebekah Jones in her office at the Florida Department of Health. [Photo courtesy of Rebekah Jones]
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, gestures as he speaks to the media with Vice President Mike Pence delivering personal protective equipment to the Westminster Baldwin Park, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Orlando, Fla., as part of the initiative to deliver PPE to more than 15,000 nursing homes across America. Pence is also scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion with hospitality and tourism industry leaders to discuss their plans for re-opening during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) [CHRIS O'MEARA  |  AP]
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  5. Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard [Florida Department of Health]
  6. Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard [Florida Department of Health]
  7. Wilmer Vergara, owner of Graphi-ko Gallery in St. Petersburg, helps customer Taylor Popke pick out a ring on Monday, the first day nonessential stores in Florida were allowed to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. [SARA DINATALE  |  Times]
  8. Rules for beach visitors are posted at a beach entrance on Pass-A-Grille Beach, St. Pete Beach, Monday, May 4, 2020. Beaches along the Pinellas County coast were opened Monday during the coronavirus pandemic.  [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  9. La ventana del restaurante Divino Ceviche envía un mensaje positivo a los clientes durante la nueva pandemia de coronavirus, el lunes en Coral Gables. El restaurante está abierto solo para llevar y entregar alimentos para mitigar la propagación del nuevo coronavirus. Foto: LYNNE SLADKY | AP [LYNNE SLADKY  |  AP]
  10. Handwriting on the window of the Divino Ceviche restaurant sends a positive message to customers during the new coronavirus pandemic, Monday in Coral Gables. The restaurant is open only for takeout and delivery to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus. [LYNNE SLADKY  |  AP]
  11. This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Health authorities are preparing for a possible pandemic as they work to contain a respiratory illness in China that's caused by a new virus. Governments are working to contain the virus by limiting travel, isolating sick people and keeping travelers returning from the affected region under quarantine to watch for symptoms. [AP]
  12. 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]
  13. Healthcare workers test residents as dozens of vehicles lined up at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Raymond James Stadium site on Wednesday, March 25, 2020  in Tampa.  Residents that wished to be tested had to be approved and registered online before arriving at the site. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
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  15. Firefighter/Paramedic William Fletcher (center) wears COVID-19 personal protective equipment and EMT Mya Jones wears basic level personal protective equipment during a press conference in the parking lot of Northwest Community Pool in St. Petersburg Tuesday, March 31, 2020
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue, in partnership with Sunstar Paramedics, has developed a strategy to deploy COVID-19 Strike Teams. The primary objective of these strike teams will be to respond to potential COVID-19 calls to reduce the frequency of exposure for the rest of the agency. COVID-19 Strike Team personnel are not to access or use fire station facilities, in an effort to reduce the risk to our agency, so that we can maintain staffing and resource levels to continue in our mission of protecting the entire community. The intent is for the Strike Team units to be in a constant state of readiness where needed and will be strategically located throughout the city. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  16. In response to coronavirus outbreak, a tent has been set up as physicians test patients curbside who have been referred by physicians outside of BayFront Health St. Petersburg hospital at 701 6th St. South on Monday, March 16, 2020 in St. Petersburg. The service is not open to the general public. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  17. Harold Goodman waits in line to vote in the presidential primary election at the Supervisor of Elections office, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Delray Beach, Fla. This polling station was made available after some precincts in Palm Beach County were unable to open after poll workers did not report to work. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) [LYNNE SLADKY  |  AP]
  18. In this Oct. 2, 2019 photo, Joyce Dalbey, left, with the U.S. Census Bureau, talks to attendees at the Yuma Community Job & Education Fair inside the Yuma Civic Center about possible job opportunities with the federal agency, in Yuma, Ariz. The U.S. Census Bureau said it has reached its goal of recruiting more than 2.6 million applicants for the once-a-decade head count that launched for most of America this week — but it has been a bumpy road getting there. [RANDY HOEFT  |  AP]
  19. Clearwater residents will elect a new mayor and two new City Council members today. [TARA MCCARTY  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  20. Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) face off in Florida for the Sunshine State's 219 delegates. [ASHLEY DYE  |  Ashley Dye]
  21. Alan McFadden, 54, of Seminole, looks at guns and shops for ammunition in the gun shop at Bill Jackson's Shop For Adventure Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. [TIMES (2015)  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  22. Sens. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. [TARA MCCARTY  |  Tara McCarty]
  23. Sens. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. [TARA MCCARTY  |  Tara McCarty]
  24. Seniors listen as US Attorney General William Barr speaks Tuesday at the Sun City Center Community Hall in Hillsborough County. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]