Waveney Ann Moore - St. Petersburg General Assignment Reporter

St. Petersburg General Assignment Reporter

I cover a variety of topics, from neighborhoods to religion to projects such as the St. Petersburg Pier. I learn something new every day, whether it’s about preservation issues, the surprises that have cropped up for some homeowners about submerged lands under their docks, or the way people live their faith –- or not! My work includes meeting fascinating people, among them Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Santeria priest who was a devout parishioner at a local Catholic church, and would-be politicians who want to shape their part of the world. I was born in Guyana, South America, when there was no television and grew up a voracious reader. And for the many who ask about my name, there actually is a Waveney river in England (actually, it's called River Waveney).

  1. Marian Anderson performs on the steps of Washington's Lincoln Memorial in 1939 after she had been refused permission to perform in Washington's Constitution Hall by the hall's owners, the Daughters of the American Revolution.
    Palladium concert honors the famous contralto 80 years after her historic Lincoln Memorial concert
  2. Students performing original rap songs with visiting Bible Rap artist Matt Barr at the first Kesher session in August.
    An upcoming session will focus on Jewish values of positive speech.
  3. Ms. Betty Brown, 72, arrives home from Walmart with her groceries. Brown drives over two miles to get to the Walmart, the only shopping center available since two supermarkets closed in midtown, a predominately African American neighborhood. Ms. Brown says she is fortunate to have a car. Many other people she knows in the neighborhood who are elderly or disabled, rely on public transportation, making it hard to grocery shop.
    A grocery co-op conceived in 2017 is off to a slow start as it strives to build membership.
  4. Work continues on the Tilted Lawn and Pier Plaza area of the new St. Petersburg Pier in September.
    With lots to be done before the Pier District grand opening, city officials are hedging on an exact date, or even month, for the 26-acre project’s unveiling
  5. Jeanette Bright, who worked for the St. Petersburg Police Department for 32 years, hugs Courageous 12 member Leon Jackson after a Courageous 12 plaque dedication on Tuesday at the St. Petersburg Police Department Headquarters. "Mr. Jackson is one of the ones whose shoulders we stood on," she said. "If it hadn't been for their courageousness I wouldn't have been on the street working as a police officer and victim advocate for 32 years of my life. I appreciate the legacy."
    Just one member of the group that filed a civil rights suit against St. Petersburg in 1965 is still alive.
  6. The Doc Webb house, which became a point of contention over its historic status.
    The City Council will vote on amended regulations about third-party designation meant to quell verbal and legal skirmishes over historic preservation
  7. The home of Daniel Schuh, 82, once a well-known St. Petersburg lawyer, at 2420 Driftwood Road SE, is being demolished. Built in 1939 and since expanded and renovated, it was considered a contributing property to the recently approved Driftwood Historic District.
    Preserve the 'Burg considers establishing a revolving fund to buy and save endangered historic properties
  8. The inside of the former American Baptist Church of Beatitudes at 801 28th Ave N.
    The former American Baptist Church of the Beatitudes will be a single family house.
  9. The new St. Pete Pier, still under construction, is expected to open in March or April, Mayor Rick Kriseman said Thursday.
    The mayor discusses the new Pier District, hopes for Tropicana Field and plans to address affordable housing and resiliency in a wide-ranging conversation in front of a friendly downtown audience