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Mary Ellen Klas - Tallahassee Bureau Chief

Mary Ellen Klas is Capital Bureau Chief for The Miami Herald and a co-bureau chief of the paper’s merged bureau with the Tampa Bay Times. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a graduate of the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn. Mary Ellen previously served as Tallahassee bureau chief for Florida Trend magazine and Tallahassee bureau chief for the Palm Beach Post. She is married to John Kennedy, also a veteran Tallahassee reporter. They have two adult daughters. Follow her on Twitter: @MaryEllenKlas.

Douglas Hanks -- Miami-Dade County Hall reporter

Doug Hanks covers Miami-Dade's County Hall for the Herald, a post he's held since early 2014. He spent a decade on the Business desk, covering real estate, tourism and the economy. A native of Oxford, Md., Hanks has covered local government in Maryland, business in Delaware and food in Washington D.C. Follow him on Twitter: @doug_hanks

David Smiley -- Miami City Hall reporter

David Smiley covers Miami City Hall for the Miami Herald. He was born in Stuart, Florida, and joined the newspaper in 2006 after graduating from Florida International University. He has previously reported on the Miami-Dade School District, the city of Miami Beach, and crime and breaking news. Follow him on Twitter: @NewsbySmiley