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Plant City Observer Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 5 months ago

YOUR TOWN: Times & Observer hires new reporter

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Daniel Figueroa IV will be covering the community beat.

Daniel Figueroa IV has joined the staff of the Plant City Times & Observer as a community reporter.

Figueroa, 30, brings more than five years of experience in local journalism to the Observer. Most recently, Figueroa worked as a copywriter for the marketing branch of AutoLoop in Clearwater. Before that, he covered politics and veteran affairs at the Ledger of Lakeland, before which he covered crime and the cities of Lake Wales and Frostproof.

Originally from the Bronx, New York, Figueroa received his associate’s degree in liberal arts from Mercy College in New York before majoring in mass communication and journalism at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

In his free time, Figueroa enjoys performing music and comedy, frequent trips to Disney World and getting lost on his Triumph motorcycle. He can also recite nearly the entire script of "Casablanca" verbatim.

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