Kavitha Surana, Night General Assignment Reporter

Kavitha Surana

Night General Assignment Reporter

I cover everything that happens after dark in the Tampa Bay area — and then some. I love being a reporter because it means my job is to ask questions and to talk to people from all walks of life. I’m always working to uncover the stories behind the “story” and hold powerful institutions to account. When I’m not out reporting in the community, you can usually find me digging into public records or scouring the internet for sources. My past reporting has taken me to some far-flung places, from Italy and Germany to Rwanda and the U.S.-Mexico border. Now my energy is focused on getting to know the hidden pockets of Tampa Bay. If you’d like to teach me something about this area — maybe show me a day in your life or tell me about something that’s not right in your community — drop me a line at ksurana@tampabay.com. You can also reach me securely on Signal at 646-463-1817. También puedes contactarte conmigo en español.

Tampa man reported shot in neighborhood; second man detained

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The shooting took place in a neighborhood east of Adventure Island. Another man was detained by police.

Hillsborough deputies cleared in deadly Ruskin shooting, state attorney says

Angel Noel Ramos Otero, 37, was shot and killed by Hillsborough sheriff’s deputies on June 5 in Ruskin. The agency said Ramos refused commands to drop a knife and advanced toward deputies. The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office has ruled that the deputies’ actions were justified. [Photo courtesy Shaina Otero]
The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office says two deputies who shot a man approaching them with a knife were justified in using deadly force.

Body found floating in Pinellas condominium pond

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Deputies retrieved the body of 69-year--old Robert Mulvey from a pond near Terrace Park of Five Towns condominiums.

St. Petersburg police officer injured in overnight crash

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The driver who struck the officer’s vehicle was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash involving an injury and for violating probation.

Police: Man dies after St. Petersburg motorcycle scooter crash

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David Cavaletto wasn't wearing a helmet Friday night when he crashed into a car that turned into his path.