Monique Welch, Tampa Regional News Reporter

Monique Welch

Tampa Regional News Reporter

My passion for journalism dates back to my days as a sports editor and writer for Goucher College’s Quindecim, the student run newspaper, in my hometown of Baltimore. As a student athlete, I brought some of my own insights to the stories I told. From there I started as a freelancer covering horse racing at the Tampa Bay Downs to covering sports, education, health, news features and more. Since 2017, I’ve been a staff writer and editorial assistant in the Times’ Tampa bureau, producing the weekly Everybody’s Business column, which focuses on businesses coming and going in the South and Central Tampa area. I love to shop, dine at different restaurants and check out new places in the area just as much as I love writing about them.

Clothes to Kids seeks donations; Dunedin native scientist honored

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Fin is Pinellas’ Pet of the Week

The 4-year-old mixed breed is available for adoption at Friends of Strays Animal Shelter

Former Buc Warrick Dunn surprises St. Pete single mother with new home

Former NFL running back Warrick Dunn spends time with new homeowner LaToya Reedy and her son, AnTrez, at 918 43rd St. S. SCOTT KEELER  |  Times
The retired Tampa Bay Buccaneer running back partnered with Habitat for Humanity and others to give a hardworking nursing assistant and her son the home of their dreams.

Dr. Delay: Trucks banned at night from McMullen Booth Road for a reason

The traffic signal for eastbound traffic on Drew Street at McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater. Image by Archive
A reader wonders why the sign at the end of Bayside Bridge instructs trucks heading north to exit during specified hours rather than stay on the bridge.

Archie is Pinellas’ Pet of the Week

Archie is available for adoption for free. Friends of Strays Animal Shelter  |  Friends of Strays Animal Shelter
The 4-year-old cat is available for adoption for free.