Alexandra Zayas supervises a team of award-winning writers, edits the monthly Floridian magazine and works with reporters across the newsroom on some of the Tampa Bay Times’ most ambitious stories.
As an investigative reporter, she won the 2013 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and was a finalist in the Pulitzer Prize for her three-part series “In God’s Name,” which uncovered abuse at unlicensed religious children’s homes across Florida. Other notable investigations included “Insult to Injury,” about the high cost of trauma care, and “Biking while Black,” which led to changes to troubling ticketing practices by the Tampa Police Department.
Zayas graduated from the University of Miami. She joined the Times in 2005, and lives in Seminole Heights. She serves on the National Advisory Board of the Poynter Institute.
Past Poynter speaking event:
Great Storytelling Everyday, Nov. 2016