Tom Ninestine

Tom Ninestine is the managing editor at WUWF. He began Aug. 1, 2019. He is a native of Geneva, NY, and a 1983 graduate of King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where he studied journalism and political science. During a 29-year career in newspapers he worked for the Finger Lakes Times in his hometown; The Daily Item in Sunbury, Pa.; and the Pensacola News Journal from 1998-2016. Before joining WUWF, he was a substitute teacher for three years in Jefferson Parish, La., where his wife, Amy Momberger, manages the Barnes & Noble bookstore.    

The Pensacola City Council on Tuesday could vote to remove the Confederate monument. The monument, which rests on Lee Square in Pensacola, was erected in 1891, 26 years after the end of the Civil War.

The monument features three Confederate leaders: Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy who died in 1890; Stephen Mallory, secretary of the Confederate Navy who lived in Pensacola after the war; and Edward Aynesworth Perry, a relatively unknown Confederate general and governor of Florida in the 1880s. Perry was the driving force behind the monument's creation.