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Caitlin Johnston

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Tampa, Fla.
Transportation Beat Reporter — Tampa Bay Times
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I attend 8-hour public meetings and read transportation studies from the 1960s so you don't have to. (@TB_Times transportation and general assignments reporter)

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@cljohnst — 1,755 followers, 4,857 tweets

Jul 17, 2017

Shanahan is pushing for fiscal constraint and making sure any ask of the voters would have a clear purpose behind it, set time limit.

Jul 17, 2017

Kemp isn't against raising millage, just wants to see more options. "I'm supporting anything because I think we're in critical care."

Jul 17, 2017

Kemp wants @GoHART to look at how other FL counties pay for transit systems. Says there have to be other options besides sales tax, millage.

Jul 17, 2017

"I think it's an outrage and a shame that we have so little we dedicate to our transit system from this county," @PatKempBOCC

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I started working in student journalism in 7th grade. My first professional gig was when I was 19 and interned at a magazine in London.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I'm probably one of the last kids to grow up on one. My dad was a professor, and I'd write stories on it when I was stuck in his office.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

Sure did. Lived in that newsroom through senior year, when I was editor-in-chief. I still credit my adviser for launching me into journalism

Hearst Journalism Award

2011 - National Championship
Placed second in the national championship held in San Francisco. Competitors, who previously placed first in one of the monthly competitions, had two days to write three stories.