Megan Reeves, Pinellas Schools, USF Reporter

Megan Reeves

Pinellas Schools, USF Reporter

I write about K-12 schools in Pinellas County, the University of South Florida and how state education policy affects them both. I’ve been a Sunshine State resident since I was 4 and will likely never leave, though my favorite season is whenever it’s coldest. I’m a proud graduate of the University of Florida, where I decided I wanted to work for this newspaper and make St. Petersburg my home. Now, I can be found thrifting along Central Avenue, snuggling with my cat, Fran, in my mid-century living room or having coffee at my favorite spot: Black Crow in the Old Northeast. Want to talk about a story? Meet me there for a cup, my treat.

Live from Gainesville, it’s Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle and protesters

Kimberly Guilfoyle, left, and Donald Trump Jr. answer Twitter questions during Thursday night's appearance at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Chris Day  |  Times
Hundreds protested spending $50,000 in public dollars to bring Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle to the University of Florida. No strangers to controversy, they seemed unfazed.

Amid outrage and fanfare, UF hosts Donald Trump Jr.

Protestors gather in Turlington Plaza to practice the chant
The president’s son was joined by former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, his girlfriend, who serves as an adviser for Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign.

Trump Jr. lags behind Pitbull when it comes to UF speaking fees

Donald Trump Jr., son of President Donald Trump, and Kimberly Guilfoyle. Carolyn Kaster  |  AP
Trump Jr. and his girlfriend are making good money for the speech, but it lags behind, among others, the Miami rapper and a former SNL performer.

Ron DeSantis unveils plan to raise starting pay for Florida teachers

Gov. Ron DeSantis greets local officials at Dunedin High School on Monday, part of a swing around the state to announce his plan to boost starting teacher pay in Florida to $47,500. MEGAN REEVES  |  Tampa Bay Times
At the announcement, the governor said this proposal would lead to more than 100,000 teachers statewide getting a pay increase.

NAACP says St. Pete High ‘whipping’ incident was not racially insensitive

Maria Scruggs, president of the NAACP St. Petersburg Branch, says the Pinellas County school district was wrong to call students
The group and other advocates say Pinellas County school leaders wrongly brought race into an instance of typical teenage horseplay.