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Maria Carrillo - Senior Deputy Editor

Senior Deputy Editor

I grew up speaking Spanish at home, thanks to my Cuban parents, and my kindergarten teacher at Pixieland once complained to my mom about my poor English. I caught up quickly, though. Became a journalist because I love words and couldn’t believe someone would pay me to string them together. Now I get paid to edit stories that usually take a lot of time and effort. Mostly, they run on Sundays. I moved to St. Pete from Houston and to Texas from Norfolk, Va. Apparently, I’m drawn to swampland and places that attract hurricanes.

  1. Meridian Apartments on N 50th St. in Tampa is one of about 100 apartment complexes that participated in Tampa Police Department's Crime-Free Multi Housing program.
  2. Aug. 23• Florida
    The front page on Sept. 12, 2001
  3. "In the Heights" comes out in theaters and on HBO Max on June 11.
  4. Dec. 30, 2020• WriteLane
    From left, Maria Carrillo, Lane DeGregory and Christopher Goffard discuss his approach to storytelling during a WriteLane episode recorded at a Norwegian conference.
  5. Assistant Manager Shak Siddiquee talked to the Times about life in March, as he worked to keep the Gulfport Shell open and safe.
  6. Kelly McBride
  7. Dec. 9, 2020• WriteLane
    Kelly McBride has taught reporting, writing, editing and ethics at the Poynter Institute.
  8. Dec. 2, 2020• WriteLane
    Billy Overcast talks about the recent presidential election while at home in St. Petersburg.
  9. Linda Clark taught band and directed the choirs at Tyrone Middle School before retiring. Here, she chats with student Leonard Carter.
  10. Omar Rashad
  11. Barbara Burns, pictured at home in October.
  12. Fentanyl victim Joseph Williams' mother, Susan, and sister, Emily Spell.
  13. Oct. 28, 2020• WriteLane
    Jennifer Jones with a Furby that belonged to her late brother.
  14. Oct. 21, 2020• WriteLane
    A hunting trophy sits on a bookshelf at Finca Vigia, the Havana home of Ernest Hemingway. [Associated Press]
  15. Delia D’Ambra produces CounterClock, a true crime podcast.
  16. Andrew T. Huse is an author and librarian, who specializes in archives at the University of South Florida Tampa Library's Special Collections.
  17. Sep. 30, 2020• WriteLane
    One editor has been spending time on the water, and it's been a great escape.
  18. The Times' Steve Contorno addresses questions to Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at USF Health's Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation on July 2 in Tampa.
  19. Dorothy and James Hair got married because they feared he would be sent overseas to Korea. Instead, they landed at Fort Dix, N.J. where they are photographed here in May 1951.
  20. Aiyana Ishmael
  21. Tampa Bay Times staff writer Helen Freund on assignment during the pandemic.
  22. Aug. 26, 2020• WriteLane
    Victoria Long talks, from a distance, with a hospice resident in May.
  23. Aug. 19, 2020• WriteLane
    Reporter Avery Lill interviews a man at the scene of a fire for KDLG Public Radio in Dillingham, Alaska.