Patricia Mazzei named political writer at Miami Herald

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A rising tide lifts all boats; nowhere is that more apparent than recent changes to South Florida’s political journalism.

Case in point; reporter Patricia Mazzei is now a new political writer at the Miami Herald.

Mazzei has covered Miami’s political scene since 2007. This weekend, she became the successor to Marc Caputo, who recently departed for POLITICO, and Beth Reinhardt, who shifted to the National Journal in 2010.

Mazzei, a Venezuela native and University of Miami graduate, began her Herald career covering cities in Miami-Dade County. Later, her coverage included the City of Miami, Broward public schools and municipal government beats, as well as congressional and state-level politics.

Phil Ammann

Phil Ammann is a Tampa Bay-area journalist, editor and writer. With more than three decades of writing, editing, reporting and management experience, Phil produced content for both print and online, in addition to founding several specialty websites, including His broad range includes covering news, local government, entertainment reviews, marketing and an advice column. Phil has served as editor and production manager for Extensive Enterprises Media since 2013 and lives in Tampa with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul. He can be reached on Twitter @PhilAmmann or at [email protected].


Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Drew Dixon, Roseanne Dunkelberger, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Cole Pepper, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Drew Wilson, and Mike Wright.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704