Ashonti Ford, Bay News 9

Ashonti Ford

Bay News 9

Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Ashonti:

Parent takes issue with name of Lakeland school

They say Spessard Holland's name shouldn't be on a school. → Read More

President of Bay area aviation network says the industry is changing

Only about 10% of women hold CEO or higher management positions within the aviation industry. → Read More

Polk County health care initiative seeks to bridge the income gap

Mom of six shares the day she learned her son had cancer. → Read More

Former NBA player, Tampa Native gives back to youth

Tarence Kinsey is hosting a coaching clinic back home with hopes to get more students drafted. → Read More

Hockey player's childhood hobby later wins her two World Championships

After winning two gold medals, she started a mentoring program for girls. → Read More

21-year-old deputy accidently shot by fellow officer, laid to rest

Deputy Blane Lane’s funeral service was at Victory Church. → Read More

Teenager raises over $50,000 selling her livestock

Payge Dupre plans to use the money to pay for college. → Read More

USF students report mold, water damage at Tampa apartment complex

Ivy Apartments provided statement to Spectrum Bay News 9. → Read More

Interview: Warren calls DeSantis 'the king,' vows to fight suspension

Spectrum Bay News 9’s Ashonti Ford sat down for a one-on-one interview with Andrew Warren, suspended as Hillsborough County State Attorney. → Read More

'I was only one pound at birth': Woman with cerebral palsy defies the odds

Doctors said Ashley Lopez wouldn't survive - but she just celebrated her 23rd birthday. → Read More

Bay area man shares how boxing changed his life

Alex Cook says he chose boxing over selling drugs. → Read More

Teenage migrant farmer granted full ride scholarship to college

A recent Polk County graduate said his migrant farming skills helped him get him to the finish line. → Read More

Winter Haven residents ask city to prioritize park construction in Boggy Bottom

Talks about building the park started in the fall of 2020, but members of the community say progress is moving slowly. → Read More

Florida designer handpicked to design Grammy-nominated artists' dress

The Grammys will be held in Las Vegas this weekend. → Read More

Skyway 10k raises millions before sunrise for military families

Niki Austin represents Skyway 10K and she told me it took 160 busses to get all 8,000 registered runners to the bridge. → Read More

Veteran hires immigration attorney to bring Afghan nationalists home

A veteran is asking for help to bring his comrades home. → Read More

Lakeland factory rushing to beat Omicron surge, producing 2 million masks a day

The pace of omicron virus doubled in just the last week. → Read More

Tampa's cigar festival named largest in the world

Thousands took part in the annual Heritage Cigar Festival. → Read More

Polk County women's power lifting group to compete nationally

They are the only women of color from Florida competing. → Read More

Lakeland firefighter gets back to work after beating cancer

Lakeland firefighter gets back to work after beating cancer → Read More