Meredyth Censullo, WFLA NEWS

Meredyth Censullo


Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Meredyth:

Pasco County principals take on TikTok dance challenge

A dance-off is underway in Pasco County. It’s not the Sharks and the Jets, it’s the Eagles and the Chargers. → Read More

Tampa woman keeps promise to give back to community after overcoming homelessness

"I told myself if I were ever to overcome that situation that I too would spend my life giving back." → Read More

Tampa students partner with students in Iraq to solve global problems

Two countries, one team, one problem. Business students at Hillsborough Community College, and the University of Duhok in Iraq, are working together to identify and create solutions for a global problem. → Read More

5-year-old boy gets surprise from his ‘hero’ tree trimmers

As a kid, maybe you dreamed of becoming a fireman or police officer. Not so for a 5-year-old in Johnston, Rhode Island. He recently found his calling rested in a much higher location. → Read More

Drew Barrymore donates $5k to Tampa boy’s recycling initiative

Actress and new TV show host Drew Barrymore was impressed with the “Zach’s Planet” initiative, and invited him to be a special guest on her show. → Read More

Important deadline: Oct. 5 is last day to register to vote in Florida

October 5 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 3 presidential election. → Read More

Southeastern Guide Dogs’ latest exercise program makes a splash

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Southeastern Guide Dogs, located in Manatee County prepares pups to serve the visually impaired as well as veterans with PTSD and other disabilities. The organization’s latest training facility is making a big splash with its four-legged canine companions. The Stephen and Marcia Miner Canine Aquatic Center, part of Southeastern Guide Dogs’ […] → Read More

Charity sees 100% spike in need for jobs, food, shelter

RCS Pinellas charities report a staggering increase in people in need of food, shelter, and a job this year. → Read More

Grants aim to close the digital divide in Tampa Bay

Families without adequate access to computers and high-speed internet are most at risk of being left behind in the new environment of virtual classrooms, hybrid education programs, and e-learning. This digital inequity is a nationwide problem that employees at Tech Data wanted to do something about. → Read More

Virtual marathon raises money to help local breast cancer patients

Fighting breast cancer is challenging enough for women and their families. That worry and stress is amplified when treatments put a financial strain on families. That’s where the Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida (BCFCF) steps in to help. → Read More

Mobile manufacturing training helps unemployed get back to work in Tampa Bay

With many facing unemployment as a result of the pandemic, 8 On Your Side is working to provide resources to help get Tampa Bay back to work. → Read More

Second stimulus checks: How SCOTUS battle could derail $1,200 direct payments

The stalemate is politically risky for all sides heading into the fall election, and both sides accused the other of acting primarily with political calculations in mind. → Read More

Catching up with hockey-loving pigs, Thunder and Bolt

Tampa Bay was first introduced to Thunder and Bolt in 2017. The hockey-loving petite porkers, adopted by the Barrow family, routinely made the rounds at hospitals and nursing homes, offering pig pet therapy. → Read More

Young cancer survivor, Make-A-Wish deliver sweet surprise to Bradenton boy

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A puppy often makes kids’ Christmas and birthday “wish” lists. It topped the list of 4-year-old Andrew Coulton, too. But the Bradenton boy wasn’t asking Santa to make his dream come true. He asked Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, and that wish was granted in the form of a wriggly three-month-old mini Goldendoodle. […] → Read More

Mom and son’s shared love of art inspires business venture

Laureen Austin and her son, Nathaniel, have always shared a love of art. Laureen began coloring with Nathaniel when he was barely old enough to hold a crayon, and that shared interest in being creative continued over the years. → Read More

Architect designing safer Girl Scout cabins

The newest Girl Scout camp is ready for troops, and feature cabins designed with safety in mind. Creating those cabins, however, was challenging, given Florida’s combination of woods, swamps, and a lot of water. → Read More

Brady excitement energizes local small business

TAMPA. Fla. (WFLA) – For 28 years, Heads and Tails was Tampa’s go-to store for sports fans, who preferred to shop local versus buying fan gear at big box stores. When the owners of Heads and Tails decided to retire earlier this year, two customers of the store asked to buy the shop, and keep […] → Read More

Bead Free Bay initiative earns Tampa teen international recognition

Their research into the dangers the plastic beads, which can be toxic, pose to the ecosystem. The two brothers documented piles of beads blanketing the floor of Seddon Channel, using underwater drone video, and took it to Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, prompting the Bead Free Bay initiative. → Read More

Trump boat parade sets sail in Florida

The event is scheduled to include the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., his top campaign fundraiser, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. → Read More

Manatee genetics could explain why the creatures are leaving Florida’s waters

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – September 7 is designated as International Manatee Day, and is especially important to marine biologists like Anmari Alvarez Aleman, who has dedicated her career to studying wildlife genetics in an effort to promote flexible international conservation plans. Alvarez Aleman, then a recent graduate of the University of Havana, was excited to […] → Read More