Gwen Filosa

Gwen Filosa is The Keys Weekly’s Digital Editor, and has covered Key West news, culture and assorted oddities since she moved to the island in 2011. She was previously a reporter for the Miami Herald and WLRN public radio. Before moving to the Keys, Gwen was in New Orleans for a decade, covering criminal courts for The Times-Picayune. In 2006, the paper’s staff won the Pulitzer Prizes for breaking news and the Public Service Medal for their coverage of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. She remains a devout Saints fan. She has a side hustle as a standup comedian, and has been a regular at Comedy Key West since 2017. She is also an acclaimed dogsitter, professional Bingo caller and a dedicated Wilco fan.

TDC BOARD STICKS UP FOR AGENCY’S DIRECTOR AFTER ANOTHER SCATHING AUDIT

After the Monroe County Clerk’s Office rained criticism down on the financial practices of the Florida Keys’ tourism marketing agency – the Tourist Development...

TORNADO MOVES ACROSS CUDJOE KEY ON SUNDAY, LEAVING DAMAGED HOMES

A tornado damaged a home on Cudjoe Key on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. CONTRIBUTED

A YEAR AFTER GARRETT HUGHES MURDER, MARCH TRIAL DATE WILL BE POSTPONED

A year ago this week, the small Key West community was shocked by a rare instance of gun violence. A single shot fired left...

TROPIC CINEMA TO REOPEN FEB. 14 AFTER POPCORN MISHAP

The beloved Tropic Cinema was forced to temporarily shut its doors after a burnt popcorn mishap set off the sprinkler system above the concession...

NEW AUDIT RIPS NEWMANPR & TDC; STATE ATTORNEY STILL INVESTIGATING

In 2023, Monroe County’s public relations agency of record, NewmanPR, collected more than $1.9 million from Monroe County. That total comes from an annual...

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