Mary Ellen Klas - Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

Mary Ellen Klas is capital bureau chief for the Miami Herald and co-bureau chief of the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a graduate of the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn. Before she became bureau chief for the Herald in 2004, Mary Ellen was Tallahassee bureau chief for Florida Trend magazine and bureau chief for the Palm Beach Post. She is married to John Kennedy. They have two daughters.

  1. Former Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones has turned herself in to the Leon County Detention Facility.
  2. Leon County Sheriff deputies are seen at Capitol in Tallahassee on Sunday, January 17 2021.
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. First responders and people over 65 years-old began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday during a trial run of the site which will open to seniors at a later date. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  4. Jan. 14• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    The Columbia Restaurant during the pandemic last year.
  5. The State of Florida Capitol complex in Tallahassee.
  6. In this Sept. 28, 2004 photo, Tiffany Carr, executive director of Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, left, speaks at a news conference held by Gov. Jeb Bush, background right. The state says domestic violence services have now “stabilized,” nine months after the state took control of the coalition amid revelations that the agency had misused state and federal funds and paid its executive director more than $7.5 million over three years under Carr, who resigned last year.
  7. Logos for social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.
  8. Visitors walk into Florida's Capitol building in 2019.
  9. Jan. 8• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington. Far-right social media users for weeks openly hinted in widely shared posts that chaos would erupt at the U.S. Capitol while Congress convened to certify the election results.
  10. A National Guard troop directs cars as a citizens is being tested by a healthcare workers at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens as the coronavirus pandemic continues on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
  11. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right rear, watches as Carlos Dennis, left, 65, rolls up his sleeve so that Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue paramedic, Capt. Javier Crespo, can administer a COVID-19 vaccine shot, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  12. Rebekah Jones in her former office at the Florida Department of Health.
  13. Aerial image of the Seminole Pavillion Rehabilitation and Nursing Services building at Freedom Square on Dec. 2 in Seminole. One of the largest death tolls at long-term care facilities in the state is at Freedom Square.
  14. Dec. 21, 2020• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Rebekah Jones.
  15. Dec. 10, 2020• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Footage of a 30-second video of a Monday police raid of the Tallahassee home of Rebekah Jones, a former Florida Department of Health employee.
  16. Dec. 10, 2020• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Footage Monday from a police raid of the home of Rebekah Jones, left.
  17. Rebekah Jones.
  18. Dec. 8, 2020• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Ron Filipkowski
  19. Rebekah Jones is pictured in her former office at the Florida Department of Health. The data scientist's home was raided by state police early Monday, she tweeted.
  20. Gov. Ron DeSantis took to Twitter earlier this month to announce the latest developments regarding vaccines to fight COVID-19.
  21. Gov. Ron DeSantis took to Twitter Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, to announce developments regarding vaccines to fight COVID-19.
  22. El gobernador Ron DeSantis posa para las fotos con el director financiero Jimmy Patronis el martes.
  23. Nov. 17, 2020• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Gov. Ron DeSantis poses for photos with Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis on Tuesday.