Scott Hiaasen graduated from FIU Law School and landed with U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams. I miss him already and he has only been gone a couple of weeks.
Lawrence Lebowitz, another great Miami Herald reporter, will begin work at the Ethics Department in early May. He and Debbie Cenziper won the James Batten Award for Public Service Journalism and the Gene Miller Award for Investigative Reporting for the "House of Lies" series. Debbie Cenziper now works for the Washington Post. I remember Lebowitz's 2008 transit series "Taken for a Ride".
Pultizer Prize-winning Columnist Robert Steinback also landed at the Miami Dade County Ethics Department. He got his Pulitzer for Elian Gonzalez coverage.
All I can say to both Larry and Robert: Hit Joe Centorino over the head if he whitewashes anything. He needs to get tough. We don't need safe findings ALL THE TIME in the Ethics Department.
Sigh. What can I say. Depressed over our reporter losses. Bloggers are burning out one by one. There won't be anyone left to investigate soon. Miami New Times will be the only game in town.