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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. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  2. Tiffany Carr — shown during a 2004 visit to a Hollywood nail salon — is the former head of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
  3. Florida Power and Light has a large solar array in Sarasota.
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  5. The Tallahassee headquarter of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
  6. In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, file photo, Tiffany Carr, executive director of Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, left, speaks at a news conference held by Gov. Jeb Bush, background right, to announce a public awareness campaign designed to prevent disaster-related domestic violence, in Tallahassee. On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an investigation into a nonprofit domestic abuse agency whose CEO, Carr, had received $7.5 million in compensation over a three-year span. Subpoenas have now been issued. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)
  7. In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, file photo, Tiffany Carr, executive director of Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, left, speaks at a news conference held by Gov. Jeb Bush, background right, to announce a public awareness campaign designed to prevent disaster-related domestic violence, in Tallahassee, Fla. On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an investigation into a nonprofit domestic abuse agency whose CEO, Carr, had received $7.5 million in compensation over a three-year span.
  8. The Florida Capitol. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  9. Tiffany Carr, the former head of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
  10. Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah.
  11. J.R. Kelly, the head of the Office of Public Counsel.
  12. State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, during a 2017 Suncoast Tiger Bay Club luncheon discussion.
  13. Former Senate President Don Gaetz.
  14. Workers clean outside of Hard Rock Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla., in preparation for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  15. Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes holds up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after his team won the the AFC Championship game 35-24 over the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 19 to advance to Super Bowl 54.
  16. Algae laps along the shoreline of the St. Lucie River in 2019, when heavy rains forced the release of tainted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries. The releases spawned massive blue-green algae blooms.
  17. A woman enters a Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles drivers license service center, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Hialeah, Fla. The U.S. Census Bureau has asked the 50 states for drivers' license information, months after President Donald Trump ordered the collection of citizenship information. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  18. Florida Senator Rob Bradley, R- Fleming Island, watches the action on the first day of the session, 1/14/2020.
  19. Dan Markel, a criminal law professor at Florida State University and leader in the world of online legal scholarship, was shot at his home in Tallahassee in 2014.
  20. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis waves to members of the Florida Legislature during a joint session of lawmakers, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Tallahassee.
  21. Left to right are four of the eight students suing Florida for inaction on climate change: Isaac Augspurg, 14, of Alachua; Levi Draheim, 14, of Indian Rocks Beach; Delaney Reynolds, 20, of No Name Key; Valholly Frank, 17, of Weston.
  22. Blackwater River Correctional Facility. [Florida Department of Corrections]
  23. Marie Oneal sets up voting booths ahead of Election Day at the First United Methodist Church in Seffner on Aug. 27. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]