Brittany Shammas is a staff writer at Miami New Times. She was born in Orlando and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after her family decided to trade the Sunshine State for the frozen Midwest. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, where she was a writer and editor for the school paper, she promptly moved back to Florida. She covered education in Naples before taking a job at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she wrote about crime, general assignment, and education. She joined New Times in 2016.
12 days ago | Broward News
Esteban Marcelo Guzman-Santiago, of Fort Lauderdale, received death wishes on Facebook after users thought he was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
2 months ago | Longform
Just after sunrise on a muggy September morning, Steve Dutton and Tom Lang sip coffee at a sidewalk table in downtown Miami. Steve, who has warm brown eyes and an easy smile, drinks black coffee from La Provence; his husband of 11 years, Tom, blue...
Artist Raymond Brown's Death in Mural Accident Raises Questions About Construction Firm's Safety Record2 months ago | Broward News
Forty feet above Hollywood, Raymond Brown helps his friend Douglas "Hoxxoh" Hoekzema sketch out a design on the side of a new luxury high-rise. The two stand side by side on a narrow platform suspended over the side of the towering condo building....
3 months ago | Longform
When Harvey Daniels, trim and broad-shouldered in a V-neck tee, walks into the one-room office with views of Biscayne Bay, the IV bag is already waiting for him. Its liquid a shade of amber, the bag dangles from a chain hooked to the ceiling. Dr. ...
5 months ago | Longform
"Got 'em on!" Mark "the Shark" Quartiano roars while his first mate stabs a shark with a gaff and hauls it out of the placid Atlantic Ocean. "In the boat, get him in the boat! Yeah, got 'em on!" Thwacking its tail and flipping over so the white of...
6 months ago | Broward News
Donna Shubert has spent most of her career in the job she’d wanted ever since college, working as an elementary school teacher. But recently, another job posting caught the 62-year-old's eye. In fact, it was in the same school district, but instea...