Personnel note: Arek Sarkissian to join POLITICO Florida - Florida Politics

Personnel note: Arek Sarkissian to join POLITICO Florida

Arek Sarkissian, the chief of the one-man Tallahassee bureau for the Naples Daily News, announced Friday he will be joining POLITICO Florida early next month to cover medical marijuana and gambling.

“The Team of POLITICO Florida is fearless in reporting Florida’s government,” Sarkissian told Florida Politics. “They exemplify the dogged reporting this state’s journalism is known for, and I’m extremely fortunate they asked me to join them.

Sarkissian has covered the Legislature since 2012.

He started with the Tallahassee Democrat, where he wrote about budget woes of the state prison system and labor issues, and in following years he did work for LobbyTools and The Gainesville Sun before being hired at NDN.

Sarkissian will join POLITICO’s six-person team Dec. 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ana covers politics and policy for Florida Politics. Before joining Florida Politics, she was the legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press and covered policy issues impacting immigration, the environment, criminal justice and social welfare in Florida. She holds a B.A. in journalism from San Diego State University. After graduating in 2014, she worked as a criminal justice reporter for the Monterey Herald and the Monterey County Weekly. She has also freelanced for The Washington Post at the U.S.-Mexico border covering crime in the border city of Tijuana, where she grew up. Ana is fluent in Spanish and has intermediate proficiency in Portuguese.

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