Mike Vasilinda received a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Television Journalism in 2005 for his enterprising coverage of the controversial "Felons List" during the 2004 election cycle.
Mike is the longest continuously-serving member of the Capitol Press Corps. Mike began his career covering Florida Politics while still a student at Florida State University. In January 1974, he founded what is today Florida Public Radio’s "Capitol Report," a thirty minute weekly wrap up of legislative news. Soon thereafter, Ray Wise hired Mike to do freelance radio reporting.
He has brought a wealth of experience to his reports from Tallahassee as NewsChannel 7's Capitol Bureau Chief for the past 25 years. Mike is married to Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, a member of the Florida Bar and faculty member at Tallahassee Community College.
Smart, who was held captive for nine months when she was 14 by Barzee and her husband, has said she believes Barzee is a "threat" who shouldn't be freed.
The female driver said Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area in March 2016.
"Tonight's incident is a tragedy. Just like you, we have questions we want answered," the Horry County sheriff said.
"We have agreed to make the Korean Peninsula a land of peace that is free from nuclear weapons and nuclear threat."
"I created Bert. I know what and who he is," Frank Oz wrote on Twitter in response to a user who asked why the characters couldn't be gay.