Brittany Shammas is a staff writer at Miami New Times. She covered education in Naples before taking a job at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. She joined New Times in 2016.
4 days ago | Media Watch
After working as a TV reporter in Los Angeles, Michele Gillen in 1997 joined WFOR, Miami's CBS affiliate. Since then, she's been nominated for 46 regional Emmys and won 25. But she says her career as an investigative reporter suffered thanks to a ...
7 days ago | News
Traditionally, police need two to three months to collect, process, and analyze DNA samples. But with a new kind of technology recently adopted by the Miami Police Department, the entire procedure can be wrapped up in less time than it takes to wa...
8 days ago | Crime
Edward Foster was walking home in Homestead when Officer Anthony Green pulled up alongside him. Within minutes, the police officer had fired off 11 rounds, striking the 35-year-old father of six at least six times. Foster never made it home. The H...
9 days ago | News
Last month, New York became the first city in the nation to impose a cap on the number of for-hire vehicles on its streets, barring companies such as Uber and Lyft from adding more cars in a move fought hard by both companies. In a separate measur...
23 days ago | Election
This year, record numbers of women across Florida are mounting campaigns for office, most of them progressives motivated by anti-Trump fervor and emboldened by the Women's March. The so-called Pink Wave had its first real test Tuesday, Primary Day...
24 days ago | Film and TV
On the Netflix show Narcos, Valeria Velez is a Colombian journalist who carries on a years-long affair with drug lord Pablo Escobar while he builds his empire and makes a short-lived foray into politics. Her story ends abruptly when she's killed b...