Rebecca Woolington

Investigative reporter, Tampa Bay Times

Rebecca Woolington is a reporter on the investigations team at the Tampa Bay Times, one of FRONTLINE's inaugural Local Journalism Initiative partners. She joined the Times in late 2018 after spending eight years working for The Oregonian in Portland. She is a native Portlander and graduate of the University of Oregon. She lives in St. Petersburg and mothers two cats, Caroline and Claudette.

County will provide testing for neighbors of Florida’s lead smelter
The move was prompted by a Tampa Bay Times investigation that found hundreds of workers at the smelter were exposed to high amounts of toxic chemicals.
April 22, 2021
POISONED: Part 2: The Failings
Equipment designed to control poisons inside Gopher Resource kept breaking down, creating more dangers for workers. As violations mounted, regulators have been absent.
March 29, 2021
POISONED: Part 1: The Factory
Hundreds of workers at a Tampa lead smelter have been exposed to dangerous levels of the neurotoxin. The consequences have been profound.
March 24, 2021
For Seniors in Florida’s Villages, Coronavirus Dangers Stack Up
Experts say the huge population of highly social seniors could crush the local health care system, which already has problems.
April 4, 2020