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Tracee Stockwell - Multimedia Editor

Multimedia Editor

I left the beautiful Hudson Valley in New York and moved to Florida 36 years ago. I joined the newspaper staff four years after that, when the newsroom was a totally different place. People smoked at their desks, typewriters provided the soundtrack each day, and the paper published twice daily, under different names: the St. Petersburg Times and the Evening Independent. My career began in the color lab -- yup, there was a color lab -- and then I moved into the photo department as a lab technician processing film. I’ve learned so much about the craft from some of the best in the business. I am now a multimedia editor, editing video and posting images and stories to the web. I also produce my own video stories. I grew up at the Times, raised two children who are now adults, and I have a beautiful granddaughter, Annabelle Leigh Marie. My passion is the environment, and there are so many stories to tell that focus on water, nature and recycling.

  1. Trash collects in JoeÕs Creek Watershed, Pinellas Park Ditch, on  Sept. 17, 2019 in Pinellas Park. The grasses and sediment acts as camouflages for an alligator to the right of the trash.
  2. A U.S. flag hanging from a steel girder, damaged in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, blows in the breeze at a memorial in Jersey City, N.J., Sept. 11, 2019 as the sun rises behind One World Trade Center building and the re-developed area where the Twin Towers of World Trade Center once stood in New York City on the 18th anniversary of the attacks. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
    A large crowd gathered at ground zero today day. President Donald Trump joined in on the observances at the Pentagon. Vice President Mike Pence will be at the third attack site, near Shanksville,...
  3. A ULA Atlas V rocket carrying the AEHF-5 mission for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41on Aug. 8, 2019.
    First flown in Aug. of 2002, the Atlas V has been launched 79 times before Thursday’s liftoff without failing or losing a payload, according to a NASA website.
  4. With whales kept underneath tents in order to stay cool, dozens gather at Redington Beach in response to five whales found stranded on the beach earlier morning on Monday, July 29, 2019 in Redington Beach. ANGELIQUE HERRING   |   Times
    Footage shows volunteers teaming up with experts to help the whales.
  5. A part of Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s iconic house boat, home to Harry Connick Jr’s character in the movie Dolphin Tale and its sequel, will be transformed into a marine life habitat in the Gulf of Mexico. On Wed., April 24, the barge of the movie prop was professionally placed 10 miles off Clearwater Beach as part of Pinellas County’s Rube Allyn Reef. CMA partnered with Pinellas County to contribute to its artificial reef system. [Clearwater Marine Aquarium]
  6. Masters of Flight is the signature ride at the new Lego Movie World expansion, which opened this week at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven. [Tracee Stockwell  | Times]
  7. The annual Blacktip shark migration season is in full force. Florida Atlantic University has been tracking these apex predators by air and sea.
  8. Oct. 7, 2018• News
    Dirk Shadd  |  Times The Clam Bayou restoration began in 1995, with a 10-acre project near the Gulfport Marina. By 2012, two other efforts had encompassed more than 50 acres around the bayou. Clam Bayou flows into Boca Ciega, which flows into Tampa Bay.  Clam Bayou is a 170-acre estuary in Pinellas County. It is surrounded by the cities of Gulfport to the west, St. Petersburg to the north and east, and Boca Ciega Bay to the south. In 1987 the Florida Legislature created the Surface Water Improvement and Management Act, known as ââ\u0082¬Å\u0093SWIMââ\u0082¬Â\u009D to help protect Florida's surface water bodies. There has been an on-going crusade with the SWIM program in conjunction with federal, state, and local governments as well as private groups to restore and manage a series of coastal water habitats in Tampa Bay.
  9. Sep. 24, 2018• All Eyes
    Trash collects in JoeÕs Creek Watershed, Pinellas Park Ditch, on  Sept. 17, 2019 in Pinellas Park. The grasses and sediment acts as camouflages for an alligator to the right of the trash.
    The Tampa Bay Times has a seat in a Florida Waters Stewardship Program, a seven-week course that aims to teach residents how to do their part. Follow along as we move in and out of the classroom and...