Kirby Wilson, General Assignment Reporter

Kirby Wilson

General Assignment Reporter

As a general assignment reporter, I’ve been assigned, generally, to learn more about the community that raised me. Aside from four years at Duke University, where I double-majored in English and basketball yelling, I’ve lived all my life in Florida. As a reporter, I’m interested in how the decisions of people in power affect everyday Floridians, and in building community around storytelling. I joined the Times in September 2017, and I spent my first year on the politics team covering the 2018 governor’s race. When I’m not in the office, I like to travel, sing show tunes and dream about playing for the Boston Red Sox.

A man was shot outside a Tampa grocery store. Police are looking for the suspect.

A surveillance photo of an alleged gunman in Tampa shared by the Tampa Police Department on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The shooter allegedly seriously injured an 18-year-old outside the Fat Boy grocery on the 1300 block of E Osborne Avenue, police say. Tampa Police Department
The shooter was with a young boy, police said.

Holiday man dies after crashing Jeep into a power pole

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It’s unclear whether alcohol was involved, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Fatal wrong way crash on I-275 between Mazda and Maserati, FHP says

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It’s unclear when the Mazda driver started driving the wrong way on the interstate, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Is Imagine Clearwater a park first, or a concert venue?

The City Council has called for consultants to design an outdoor concert pavilion with a fixed covering over 4,000 seats in the middle of its proposed overhaul of the downtown waterfront. That decision is causing some friction in the city as officials prepare to present preliminary design drawings to the public. City of Clearwater
Some in the city are divided over Clearwater’s $64.5 million plan.

Tarpon Springs’ Rose Cemetery cleanup planned

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Nonprofits ask for help for one of Tampa Bay’s most historic cemeteries.