Paul Guzzo, General Assignment/Vintage Tampa Bay Reporter

Paul Guzzo

General Assignment/Vintage Tampa Bay Reporter

I am a general assignment reporter with specific and varying niches – the local film industry, U.S.-Cuba relations, Tampa history, professional wrestling and the odd and unique people who make up this area. I have been a journalist in Tampa since 1999. In my younger years, I was also an independent filmmaker best known for an award-winning documentary on Charlie Wall, Tampa’s first crime lord. At home, I am married to a woman who is way out of my league and a father of four kids who have diverse career goals – engineer, veterinarian, ballerina, and a “fighting ninja.” As opposed to a pacifist ninja.

Officials investigating possible indigent cemetery near King High School

Hillsborough County Superintendent Jeff Eakins, right, and  school board chair Tammy Shamburger speaks on newly raised concerns of a undiscovered cemetery for indigent African Americans that may be within the vicinity of King High School in Tampa on Friday. OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times
Much is unclear at this point, say Hillsborough school officials, who promise to be open and transparent with the community,

This Tampa man wrote a movie starring Frankie Muniz

Screenwriter Andy Warrener shows off a copy of his film
Andy Warrener went from Civil War reenactor to screenwriter. “The Black String” has two local screenings next week.

Matching memories with science is helping solve the Zion mystery

Eunive Massey, 96, remembers workers digging up graves near a home where she lived on North Florida Avenue in the early 1930s. Ground penetrating radar may have confirmed her memories, but the caskets appear to remain behind at long-forgotten Zion Cemetery. JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times
A Tampa woman saw graves exhumed in the 1930s, but archaeologists just found caskets on the property. How can both be right?

The Rock gets his name from his wrestler dad, who now lives in Lutz

Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne
Rocky Johnson was Florida’s first African-American heavyweight pro wrestling champ. You can read about it in his new book.

USF researcher joins search for Amelia Earhart

University of South Florida forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle pieces together a skull that might have been Amelia Earhart's. Sandra C. Roa  |  University of South Florida
DNA from a skull found in 1940 could prove whether the famous aviator has been found.