Lottie Watts is our Florida Mattersproducer, and she also covers health and health policy for Health News Florida.
She earned a master’s degree in journalism and media studies from University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where she was the editor and graduate assistant at the Neighborhood News Bureau. She earned a bachelor of science in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University, where she interned atWSTM-TVandWSYR-TV. Her work has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists, Florida Associated Press Broadcasters, Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards, SPJ's Green Eyeshade Awards and RTDNA's Regional Edward R. Murrow AwardsContact Lottie by email or phone: 813-974-8705.
Florida will receive at least $3.2 billion from an $18.7 billion settlement with BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP and five Gulf states...