Roberto Roldan

Roberto Roldan is a senior at the University of South Florida pursuing a degree in mass communications and a minor in international studies.

He has previously worked with the Tampa Bay Times, WMNF and The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal, where he covered the wedding ceremonies in Kentucky of plaintiffs in the historic same-sex marriage case before the U.S. Supreme Court. In Tampa, he's covered everything from violent crime in Tampa’s university neighborhoods to the local music scene.

When he's not out reporting, Roldan enjoys seeing local bands and spending time in the outdoors.

With new bars and restaraunts going up in Downtown Lakeland, one city commissioner thinks allowing people to walk the downtown streets with alcoholic beverages could be a boon for businesses.

More than a month after the Lakeland City Commission voted to move the Confederate memorial from the center of downtown, fundraising has slowed and tensions continue.

The median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Tampa today is $1,200 a month,  meaning owning a home can be cheaper. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they will give $13.5 million to revitalize the shorelines of Lido Beach.

Democratic candidates for governor sparred over the big issues in Florida politics at the second televised debate Saturday night at Pinellas Park High School.

A group of activists marked Gun Violence Prevention Day over the weekend with an annual speaking and voter registration event at The Portico in Downtown Tampa.

Balloons, flowers and stuffed animals now line a stretch of Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard where a mother and her toddler daughter were struck and killed by what police say were racing drivers.

Residents are discussing how to create a permanent memorial for Jessica Reisinger and her 21-month-old baby Lillia Raubenolt. Ideas include artist murals, a sculpture or a plaque and medallions to honor pedestrians and drivers who have died along the iconic boulevard.

The 2012 general election in Florida had some of the longest voting lines in recent memory.

Officials at Publix Supermarkets are now saying they are going to reevaluate how the company contributes to political campaigns.

Supervisors of elections throughout Florida are preparing for the upcoming election season, with the secruity of the voting process being a top priority.

The Hillsborough County Republican Party held its annual Lincoln Dinner fundraising on Saturday, giving candidates an opportunity to make their pitch to local donors and political operatives.

To many people, the F.W. Woolworth building on East Franklin Street looks like just another empty red brick building abundant in that area of downtown Tampa.

The history of the Gulf of Mexico is often times relegated to the footnotes in history textbooks.

It’s a wrong that historian Jack Davis said he hopes to make right in his latest book, “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.”

The Hillsborough County Democratic Party's spring fundraiser on Saturday was abuzz with talk of a "blue wave," a "blue tsunami" and a "fall frenzy."

Former ambassador Vicki Huddleston criticized the contraction of U.S.-Cuba relations under President Donald Trump and called for more engagement at a talk on Friday.

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