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.

Florida man arrested after officers find live alligator in front seat during traffic stop

Anthony Richardson was booked into the Hardee County Jail for multiple drug charges and illegally possessing or capturing an alligator. [Hardee County Sheriff's Office]
Deputies say they also found drugs in the vehicle.

What’s the forecast for fireworks tonight? Expect some booms from thunder

Fireworks light up the night over Boca Ciega Bay near South Pasadena, St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island on the 4th of July 2018. The view is looking north from the Harbourside condominium complex. [Scott Keeler | Times]
After a scorching hot day, the National Weather Service expects there to be thunderstorms throughout the night in Tampa Bay.

Florida man tries to steal 26 cars from Pasco jail parking lot, just after being released

Dennis Libonati [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
The man was seen attempting to enter the vehicles at the Land O’ Lakes jail, deputies say.

Wildlife officials encourage Florida homeowners to kill green iguanas 'whenever possible'

FILE - In this June 24, 2018, file photo, iguanas gather on a seawall in the Three Islands neighborhood of Hallandale Beach, Fla. Non-native iguanas are multiplying so rapidly in South Florida that a state wildlife agency is now encouraging people to kill them. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says people should exterminate the large green lizards on their properties as well as on 22 public lands areas across South Florida. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Extended warm spells in the state are partly to blame in their population boom, experts say.

Pride in being American has hit all-time low, according to latest poll

Fans hold a large American Flag aloft during the singing of the National Anthem prior to the start of game two of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD   |   Times
Seventy-six percent of Republicans said they had extreme pride in being American, more than three times more than that of Democrats.