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Neil Bedi - Investigative Reporter

Investigative Reporter

I am a reporter and developer working under the investigations team. I report stories, analyze data, develop news applications, design digital presentations, and occasionally take photographs. I focus on watchdog reporting. I've reported on problems at a revered local children’s hospital that led to an alarming death rate, a power plant accident that burned five to death, the starkly different circumstances in which black and white Floridians are shot by police and more. Feel free to reach out if you have a story I should look into.

  1. A cruise ship transport boat is seen at a dock Saturday, April 4, 2020. A sick crew member of the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship was brought to Merry Pier in St. Pete Beach for a medical evacuation on Thursday, the Coast Guard confirmed. [Anonymous]
  2. Florida's welcome sign on Interstate 95 is just south of the state border with Georgia. [Google Maps]
  3. Emergency response workers in Tampa conducted what was then the country's largest mock-pandemic influenza exercise in 2006. [Times file]
  4. Customers in masks line up outside waiting to enter after other shoppers have left at a Trader Joe's grocery store in Los Angeles on Friday. [DAMIAN DOVARGANES  |  AP]
  5. The first state to close all dining rooms was Ohio last Sunday. Florida waited until Friday afternoon. [NEIL BEDI | Times]
  6. The Columbia Restaurant had already reconfigured their dining rooms in accordance with new social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered all restaurants to discontinue sit-in dining and offer take-out or delivery service only. [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  BOYZELL HOSEY   |   Times]
  7. North Tampa Behavioral Health in Wesley Chapel [JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |  Times]
  8. North Tampa Behavioral Health in Wesley Chapel [JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |  Times]
  9. Dr. James Quintessenza, left, will return as the head of the Johns Hopkins All Children's heart surgery program department. [UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY HOSPITAL  |  Times]
  10. North Tampa Behavioral Health in Wesley Chapel [JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |  Times]
  11. Michael Jenkins spent seven days at North Tampa Behavioral Health last July. Since then, he says his three children have been afraid he’ll leave and not come home. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |   Times]
  12. State regulators plan to fine Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg a total of more than $800,000. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  13. Rosana Escamilla gives her daughter Alexcia tiny pieces of food to taste in their home in August 2018. Alexcia was left paralyzed after a heart surgery at John Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The details of her case match the public filing of a $12.75 million settlement the hospital recently signed with a family. [EVE EDELHEIT  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  14. Johns Hopkins All Children‘s Hospital. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  15. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  16. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg.  (SCOTT KEELER   |   Times)
  17. Screenshot of the New York Times investigation
  18. The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland  [NEIL BEDI | Times]
  19. Desmond Meade, executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, speaks to about 200 attendees of the FAMMilies for Justice Reform conference in Tampa on Saturday. [NEIL BEDI | Times]
  20. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  21. Sandra Vázquez sostiene una foto de su hijo, Sebastián, quien murió después de una cirugía en el Instituto del Corazón All Children's. [Times (2018)]
  22. Sandra Vázquez holds a photo of her son, Sebastián, who died after surgery at the All Children's Heart Institute.  [Times (2018)]
  23. In December, the state fined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital a total of $4,500. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]