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Personnel note: Ana Ceballos joins Extensive Enterprises Media

Ana Ceballos, who was The Associated Press’ legislative session relief reporter in Florida this year, is joining the lineup of writers for Extensive Enterprises Media, publisher Peter Schorsch announced Friday.

Ceballos—whose stint included writing about immigration, the environment, criminal justice and social welfare for the AP—will join Capitol correspondent Jim Rosica in state politics and government coverage from Tallahassee. Michael Moline continues to cover the insurance industry for the organization.

She’ll also help edit and manage some of EEM’s growing portfolio of email newsletters, including the flagship SUNBURN, the “Last Call” evening news roundup, and “60 Days,” which comes out nightly during session.

“The first time I read one of Ana’s stories, I was deeply impressed,” Schorsch said. “There was an intellectual dexterity to her writing that told me she would be a perfect fit for our modular platform delivery system.”

Her original reporting will appear on the Florida Politics site, with guest appearances on SaintPetersblog and Orlando Rising, EEM’s newest website dedicated to Central Florida politics, as well as INFLUENCE Magazine, covering the personalities and policy in the legislative process.

Ceballos, who speaks English and Spanish and also is a photographer, lately has been covering immigration stories at the U.S.-Mexico border as a freelancer. She was born in California and raised in Mexico.

“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to come back to the country’s biggest swing state to cover important policy debates and nationally-watched elections,” she said. “I’m looking forward to joining the team.”

Ceballos, 26, previously worked for the Monterey County Weekly and Monterey County Herald, covering public safety and breaking news. She’s interned at the San Diego Union Tribune and the Trentonian in Trenton, N.J., the state’s capital.

Ceballos is a Chips Quinn Scholar and won the 2013 Roy W. Howard National Reporting Competition. She got her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University, and a  Photographic Arts Certificate from the University of California, San Diego.

She’s a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Online News Association.  

Follow her on Twitter: @anaceballos_

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Jim Rosica is the Tallahassee-based Senior Editor for Florida Politics. He previously was the Tampa Tribune’s statehouse reporter. Before that, he covered three legislative sessions in Florida for The Associated Press. Jim graduated from law school in 2009 after spending nearly a decade covering courts for the Tallahassee Democrat, including reporting on the 2000 presidential recount. He can be reached at jim@floridapolitics.com.

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