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Troy Kinsey, Capitol Bureau Reporter

A journalist with a passion for politics, Troy Kinsey provides extensive coverage of the events that shape our lives as a reporter in the Central Florida News 13 Tallahassee bureau. If a decision in the state capital has an impact on the Central Florida area, he's covering it.

Troy joined the Central Florida News 13 team in February 2006, after working at the ABC affiliate in Gainesville. While in Gator Country, in addition to his general assignment duties, he reported on local political parties, candidates and races, as well as high-profile statewide and national political events. In 2005, he received a Florida Associated Press Broadcasters first-place award for a feature story explaining how shifting highway patterns impacted the economy across different sections of Gainesville.

A Southern California native, Troy arrived in the Sunshine State just in time to experience two of the most active and destructive hurricane seasons on record. His experiences reporting during and after the storms have turned him into a real weather buff, so much so he sacrifices what he calls "valuable" time watching C-SPAN in order to catch the forecast.

Troy is a graduate of the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism. When he's not reporting on politics, he's reading up on the process, from books to newspapers to magazines. He also enjoys showing off his self-proclaimed "wretched" golf swing, traveling around Florida, and exploring Tallahassee and its rich history as the state's capital city.

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