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Paul Guzzo - Culture Reporter

Culture Reporter

I am the reporter who found the lost segregation-era all-black Zion Cemetery. My unique beat also includes the local film industry, Tampa history, professional wrestling and the odd and unique people who make up this area. I have been a journalist in Tampa since 1999. In my younger years, I was also an independent filmmaker best known for an award-winning documentary on Charlie Wall, Tampa’s first crime lord. At home, I am married to a woman who is way out of my league and father of four kids who have diverse career goals – engineer, veterinarian, ballerina, and a “fighting ninja,” as opposed to a pacifist ninja.

  1. Nelson Valdes, owner of Silver Ring Cafe in the food court of West Shore Plaza in Tampa.
  2. In this Sept. 12, 1953, photo released by RR Auction, John F. Kennedy and his new bride, Jacqueline, leave St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church after their wedding in Newport, R.I. The photo is one of a collection of 13 original images made by Frank Ataman, of Fall River, Mass.
  3. The exterior of Hillsborough High School in Tampa.
  4. The Jackson House in August 2023.
  5. An aerial view of the east side of Beer Can Island off the coast of Apollo Beach in 2021.
  6. Mickey Rourke arrives at the Scream Awards on Oct. 16, 2010, in Los Angeles.
  7. Woody Harrelson and Laura Linney in "Suncoast."
  8. Unmarked graves from the neighboring First Prospect Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery were recently discovered at the back of the Wimauma property where Vanessa Dorsey lives. The property still contains equipment from the tow business run by her husband, who died in 2022.
  9. Writer director Ali Scher works with actress Sophia Reid-Gantzert on the set of "Popular Theory."
  10. A shell from a giant clam, the largest living bivalve mollusk on Earth, is for sale at Schiller’s Architectural & Design Salvage in Tampa.
  11. Ryan Gorman reacts while delivering news during a live broadcast of "The Ryan Gorman Show" on Jan. 25 at NewsRadio WFLA and iHeartRadio’s studio in Clearwater.
  12. Woodstock alumni Vivian Barry holds the vest she wore to the 1969 festival.
  13. Lane Mari, vice president GM Construction, shows the exterior of a historic home made of stones dredged from the Hillsborough River in Tampa more than a century ago.
  14. Daria Berenato is best known as WWE wrestler Sonya Deville.
  15. Peacocks seen in Tampa’s Wellswood neighborhood on Jan. 24.
  16. A Toyota Yaris was damaged when it attempted to merge from I-375 to I-275 on Sunday morning.
  17. Thousands of revelers cheer for beads during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 in Tampa.
  18. The city of Tampa made a "Barbie" movie-inspired video promoting the Gasparilla parade.
  19. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stands on the field before Super Bowl 56 in Inglewood, California, in February 2022. The Los Angeles Rams took on the Cincinnati Bengals.
  20. This Davis Islands home at 116 W. Davis Blvd. is now for sale for $4.5 million. It was built for David P. Davis, who developed that downtown community.
  21. The Moseley's family homestead in 2020. The home and property have remained largely unchanged since the 1880s.
  22. East Ybor Park at 2202 N. 26th St.
  23. This building at 601 N. Ashley Drive might be demolished to make way for a new 43-story tower with 480 apartments, office space, retail and restaurants.