Lucy Morgan, Pulitzer-winning force of Florida journalism, dies at 82

The Tampa Bay Times’ longtime Tallahassee bureau chief investigated corruption in Tampa Bay and beyond


Lucy Morgan, a pioneering Tampa Bay Times journalist whose relentless investigative reporting kept Florida legislators, lobbyists and lawmen on watch for nearly five decades, died Wednesday, according to family members.

The cause of death was complications from a fall in May. She was 82.

Morgan was renowned for her work from Tampa Bay to Tallahassee, where the press gallery of the Florida State Senate is named in her honor. In 1985, she won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for exposing corruption within the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

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