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Jerry Iannelli

Reporter, The Appeal

Jerry Iannelli, reporter for The Appeal, previously worked at Miami New Times, where his reporting helped get a local police chief fired, changed investigative policies at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, and exposed local cops’ plans to record the entire county from the sky from cameras mounted on Cessna planes. His reporting directly led to Internal Affairs complaints sustained against multiple Miami cops and pressured prosecutors into filing the first on-duty shooting charges against a Miami-area cop since 1989. His reporting won the 2019 Florida Press Association’s Sally Latham Memorial Award for the state’s top weekly newspaper columnist and first place the 2019 Florida Press Club’s general news-reporting category. He also received the 2019 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for a story detailing how Florida laws prevent more than half of misdemeanor court defendants from receiving public defenders. And he once shut down an unlicensed Miami daycare that was secretly run by a cult.