Gabrielle Calise, Social Trending Producer

Gabrielle Calise

Social Trending Producer

As a digital native, I love finding unusual stories and telling them in new ways online. I get excited about offbeat news, funny tweets and creative visuals. I grew up in Clearwater and joined the Tampa Bay Times as a web producer intern after graduating from the University of Florida in June 2018. I previously worked at the NPR station in North Central Florida and The Gainesville Sun. When I'm not on the web desk, I can be found at the nearest concert, eating some kind of dessert, or kickboxing.

Pasco man rammed neighbor with tractor and log, deputies say

Charles Jerkins. Pasco County Sheriff
The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries after a 10-foot-long log was dropped on his legs.

Spontaneous combustion in St. Petersburg? The curious case of Mary Reeser.

Firemen shoveled rubble at spot where disintegrated body of Mrs. Mary Reeser, left, was found in her St. Petersburg apartment. Tampa Bay Times file photos
Police went looking for Mary Reeser and found a pile of ashes. The unsolved mystery baffled even the FBI.

Tampa Bay on verge of record for most consecutive days over 70 degrees

Donny Jasinski, a Baltimore native and a freshman at the University of Tampa, relaxes by the pool while browsing through his I-Phone on the campus Aquatics Center on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
Itís fall, but it sure doesnít feel like fall. When will the bay area get some real pumpkin spice weather?

What happens if you destroy a scooter in Tampa?

Ryan Cummings, 23, of Tampa, left, and Alex Frey, 25, also of Tampa, rent Spin electric scooters from a corral located along Zack Street Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Tampa. Electric scooter companies Spin, Bird, Lime and Jump were being deployed within the next few weeks according to a tweet from the City of Tampa on Sunday. Campbell and Henigan spent a couple of hours Tuesday trying the electric scooters. Frey and his friend Ryan Cummings rented two scooters during their lunch break.
Plus the most bizarre incidents of electric scooter vandalism around the city.

Spring Hill man raped girl, 10, he met on Snapchat, deputies say

Austin Wyatt Altman Pasco County Sheriff's Office
The 22-year-old man said he picked up the girl in Hernando County after meeting her on a popular social media app.