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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. Ocho pollos de Ybor City se mantienen a salvo del huracán Ian en la fábrica de J.C. Newman Cigar Company en Ybor City.
  2. Eight Ybor City chickens are being kept safe from Hurricane Ian at the J.C. Newman Cigar Company's factory in Ybor City.
  3. Karissa Thomas was among those who remained on Marco Island. Via Facebook, she has been updating the evacuees.
  4. Actor Corin Nemec is moving to the Tampa Bay area to make independent movies.
  5. Newell Franklin Mills Jr. was a St. Petersburg resident and Army Air Forces pilot who went missing when his plane was shot down by Nazi fighters in 1945. His remains were identified earlier this year. On Sept. 13, he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
  6. Ricardo Angulo, de 35 años, a la izquierda, técnico audiovisual de Tampa Bay Community Network, habla con Antonia McCutcheon, de 52 años, directora ejecutiva de Tampa Bay Community Network, mientras trabajan para terminar de instalar el nuevo estudio.
  7. Kelsey Decker and Gilbert King's Bone Valley podcast is a deep dive into the 1987 murder of Michelle Schofield and whether her convicted husband is innocent.
  8. Hallie, CJ and John Twomey. After CJ Twomey killed himself, more than 1,000 strangers volunteered to help spread his ashes around the world. That story is told through the documentary "Scattering CJ."
  9. Estos cigarros  de edición limitada Ponce De Leon fueron enrollados por Cuesta-Rey Cigar Company en 1906. Se mantienen en perfectas condiciones y ahora se exhiben dentro del museo de cigarros en  la fabrica de cigarros J.C. Newman Cigar en Tampa.
  10. Ricardo Angulo, 35, on left, audio visual technician of the Tampa Bay Community Network, talks with Antonia McCutcheon, 52, the executive director of the Tampa Bay Community Network, as they work to finish setting up a new studio in Tampa.
  11. Tampa native J.B. Ball, who has worked with Kevin Hart nearly a dozen times, will film his first standup comedy special on Sept. 24 at the University of Tampa.
  12. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was given the "royal treatment" during her short visit to Tampa in May 1991.
  13. The sculpture of the "Gibsonton Giant" Al Tomaini's boot has been restored and is back on its pedestal after a year away from it. Tomaini and his wife, Jeanie, were sideshow entertainers who became civic leaders in Gibsonton.
  14. The FrankCrum human resources headquarters in Clearwater is located at 100 S Missouri Ave. and has remains from a Black cemetery on its property.
  15. The original Bay News 9 facility on 66th Street in Pinellas Park. The radar tower behind the building would later house Klystron 9.
  16. Local politicians, community members and faith leaders unveil a historic marker along the Tampa Riverwalk honoring Robert Johnson, who was lynched in 1934, on Monday, in Tampa.
  17. These Ponce De Leon Cigars were rolled by the Cuesta-Rey Cigar Company in 1906. They remain in pristine condition and are now on display inside the cigar museum at the J.C. Newman Cigar Factory in Tampa.
  18. Wesley Faler, Don Smith and Alex Wingeier with the miniature satellite known as a CubeSat that they built. It will hitch a ride onboard NASA's Artemis 1 and then propel itself into deep space.
  19. Karen Mariscal, 59, of Clearwater, collects a fallen flag and a clutch of flowers near the grave markers for Laura Goree (d1905) and Wm. Conway Zimmerman (d1907), at left and right, while visiting the Dunedin Municipal Cemetery in Dunedin.
  20. Lutz native Tyler Riggs wrote, directed and starred in the movie "God's Waiting Room" based on his experiences in Tampa.
  21. To be restored, Tampa's historic Jackson House needs a 10-foot buffer between it and the neighboring properties to the east and west. So far, negotiations with the owner of those properties have been unsuccessful. This is how the Jackson House looked in 2020. It has since fallen into worse condition.
  22. Ron DeSantis announces the removal of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa.
  23. Bryan Cranston habla con los medios en el Tampa Theatre antes de una proyección privada de "The Infiltrator" en 2016.
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