Josh Fiallo, Digital Producer

Josh Fiallo

Digital Producer

I joined the Times as an intern on the web desk in December 2018. Before writing news, I covered high school football for the Times in 2017, where I simultaneously served as the sports editor of the University of South Florida's student newspaper. I live in Zephyrhills, where I was born and raised, and attend USF.

Amazon to invest $100 million in Lakeland, bring in 1,000 jobs

An air traffic tower is seen as Amazon packages are loaded from an ABX plane onto Amazon Prime trucks on Tuesday afternoon, June 7, 2016 at Tampa International Airport in Tampa.ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times
The newest deal will add to Lakeland's Amazon presence, which already included a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center on County Line Road.

Subtropical Storm Andrea forms to become first named storm of 2019

Subtropical Storm Andrea formed from a broad cluster of thunderstorms between the Bahamas and Bermuda late Monday afternoon. [National Hurricane Center]
Hurricane season begins in the Atlantic on June 1, but Andrea came early — just as Subtropical Storm Alberto did last year when it formed on May 25.

Marco Villarreal back on WFLA-Ch. 8 as a reporter after prosecutors drop battery charge

One news segment featuring Marco Villarreal was broadcast Sunday on WFLA-Ch. 8. [WFLA YouTube]
Police had arrested Villarreal, 37, at his home in New Tampa on a charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman.

Self-driving trucks are back testing on the Selmon Expressway

Self-driving trucks are back testing on the Selmon Expressway through Wednesday. The photo shows an autonomous car driving along a closed section of the Selmon Expressway last year. [CHRIS URSO | Times]
Drivers can expect mid-day closures on the road Monday through Wednesday.

Florida man arrested after attempting to bring gun into Disney park

ALLIE GOULDING  |   Times
The 29-year-old was arrested May 7 for attempting to bring a gun to Magic Kingdom.
He has since posted a bail of $250, records show.