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Rebecca Woolington - Investigative reporter

Investigative reporter

I joined the investigative team at the Times in 2018 to cover the environment and climate change. I’m a native Oregonian, who spent eight years working at my hometown paper in Portland before coming to Florida. I’m passionate about holding the powerful accountable, bringing wrongdoing to light and listening to people who have been overlooked.

  1. Poynter's Bowtie Ball honored Katie Couric and Norman Pearlstine at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club on Saturday. Couric received the 2019 Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism and Pearlstine received the 2019 Distinguished Service to Journalism Award. (Left to right, Paul Tash (CEO of Times Publishing Company), Kelly McBride (Senior Vice President of Poynter), Katie Couric, and Neil Brown (President of Poynter). Photography by Chris Zuppa
    Couric, the first woman to solo-anchor a nightly network program, was honored for lifetime achievement in journalism. Pearlstine, the executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, was recognized for...
  2. The GoFundMe page set up to raise money for 10-month-old Malachi Jackson's memorial services.
    She wrote on Twitter: “I already feel the downward spiral starting.”
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    They questioned the man after finding a body in a burned vehicle.
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    The man was able to call 911.
  5. Port Richey City Council Member Richard Bloom, left, leaves City Hall as residents congregate after a recent City Council meeting. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
    “God and the Sunshine Police will not forgive us.”
  6. Dale Massad, the former mayor of Port Richey, appears in court March 14. [TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times]
    A very Florida investigation.
  7. Ex-Port Richey mayor Dale Massad smiles as he is escorted from court after a March 14 court hearing at the West Pasco Judicial Center in New Port Richey. TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times
  8. El exalcalde de Port Richey, Dale Massad, sonríe mientras lo escoltan de la corte después de una audiencia judicial del 14 de marzo en el Centro Judicial de West Pasco en New Port Richey. [TAILYR IRVINE | Times]
    PORT RICHEY - El alcalde de esta pequeña ciudad costera pasó años fumando cocaína crack todas las noches y también usó metanfetamina, según los registros judiciales obtenidos por el Tampa Bay Times.