Kathleen McGrory, Deputy Investigations Editor

Kathleen McGrory

Deputy Investigations Editor

I’m the deputy investigations editor at the Tampa Bay Times. I write and edit stories that shed light on wrongdoing. My work has exposed a previously unreported spike in the number of child gun injuries, traced the origins of a fatal power-plant accident and uncovered mistakes at a prestigious children’s hospital. I started my career at the Miami Herald, where I covered crime, schools, Miami City Hall and state government. (Sometimes, the four overlapped.) Before that, I studied at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. I live in St. Petersburg with my husband, who is also an editor at the paper, and our rescue beagle Susan.

Top heart surgeon returns to All Children’s, 3 years after being pushed out

Dr. James Quintessenza, left, will return as the head of the Johns Hopkins All Children's heart surgery program department. University of Kentucky Hospital  |  Times
The heart surgery program’s mortality rate spiked after the surgeon left, a 2018 Times investigation revealed.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s faces record state fines

State regulators plan to fine Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg a total of more than $800,000. Scott Keeler  |  Times
The planned $800,000 penalty is the latest fallout from problems in the hospital’s heart surgery department.

Johns Hopkins to pay nearly $40 million to two families hurt by All Children’s heart surgeries

Rosana Escamilla gives her daughter Alexcia tiny pieces of food to taste in their home in August 2018. Alexcia was left paralyzed after a heart surgery at John Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The details of her case match the public filing of a $12.75 million settlement the hospital recently signed with a family. Eve Edelheit  |  Tampa Bay Times
The hospital has been negotiating with 11 families; some were struggling to afford the immense cost of care.

Family settles for $2.3 million over All Children’s heart surgery death

Johns Hopkins All Children‘s Hospital. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
It is the first settlement to become public. Others are expected.

The law firm investigating All Children’s filed its report. The hospital will make big changes.

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
The investigation was commissioned by the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, which runs the hospital, following a Times investigation into fatal problems in All Children’s heart surgery unit.