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.

MONROE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR ROMAN GASTESI TO LEAVE TOP COUNTY POST FEB. 23

Roman Gastesi, the Monroe County Administrator for 15 years, announced on Feb. 8 that he will retire at 5 p.m. Feb. 23, earlier than...

KEY WEST BOAT CAPTAIN FACES HOMICIDE CHARGE FOR FATAL 2023 VESSEL CRASH

Daniel Anthony Ross, 53, of Key West, was arrested Feb. 5, 2024, on a charge of vessel homicide. MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

MONICA HASKELL RUNS TO SUCCEED JIMMY WEEKLEY AS DISTRICT 1 CITY COMMISSIONER

Monica Haskell, who has held positions in Keys government since the 1990s and co-founded the first charter school in Monroe County, filed paperwork on...

‘TREEHOUSE MURDER’ CASE ENDS IN MISTRIAL; DEFENDANT REPRESENTED HIMSELF

The 2017 murder trial over who killed Matthew Bonnett during a robbery that netted the criminals involved a total of $250 ended in a...

MONROE COUNTY COMMISSION DROPS CHARTER COUNTY IDEA THAT COULD HAVE CREATED NEW TAX

The Florida Keys are facing repairs of roads and bridges, including along the 113 miles of roadway from Key Largo to Key West that includes 42 bridges. FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU/contributed

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