rss Email Author Deirdra Funcheon

Awards

  • 2013 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists

    "Balloon Boy 2012"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published November 6, 2008

    "Mud in Your Eye"

  • 2009 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2009 - Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2009 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published January 31, 2008

    "Simmer Down, Kids!"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published July 5, 2007

    "Kill My Wife. Please!"

2008 Stories by Deirdra Funcheon

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  • My Relative Died in Iraq, and the Media Actually Noticed

    published Dec 30, 2008

    All three major TV networks have stopped sending full-time correspondents to Iraq, so if you want any information about what's going on in the Middle East, you better go seek it out yourself. &nb... More >>

  • My Relative Died in Iraq, and the Media Actually Noticed

    published Dec 30, 2008

    All three major TV networks have stopped sending full-time correspondents to Iraq, so if you want any information about what's going on in the Middle East, you better go seek it out yourself. &nb... More >>

  • Some (Polar Opposite) Ideas for New Year's

    published Dec 29, 2008

    You could be there for Lindsay's next embarrassment! So you've opened the presents and done all your dreaming about sugar plums, which is probably what the kids are calling some kind of messed up pi... More >>

  • Some (Polar Opposite) Ideas for New Year's

    published Dec 29, 2008

    You could be there for Lindsay's next embarrassment! So you've opened the presents and done all your dreaming about sugar plums, which is probably what the kids are calling some kind of messed up pi... More >>

  • An Islamic Tale for Christmas: How I Became a Muslim by Accident

    published Dec 25, 2008

    Our correspondent goes undercover. Maybe you've seen one of these Broward County buses around town that are wrapped with advertisements that describe Islam as being the religion of Abraham, Jesus, an... More >>

  • An Islamic Tale for Christmas: How I Became a Muslim by Accident

    published Dec 25, 2008

    Our correspondent goes undercover. Maybe you've seen one of these Broward County buses around town that are wrapped with advertisements that describe Islam as being the religion of Abraham, Jesus, an... More >>

  • For Those Who Can Afford to Have a Sense of Humor Re: Madoff

    published Dec 22, 2008

    I just learned a new and brilliant noun from urbandictionary.com. The word is Ponzi Crawl: A pub crawl that adds a new person to buy a round at each location. Each new person is promised that they wil... More >>

  • For Those Who Can Afford to Have a Sense of Humor Re: Madoff

    published Dec 22, 2008

    I just learned a new and brilliant noun from urbandictionary.com. The word is Ponzi Crawl: A pub crawl that adds a new person to buy a round at each location. Each new person is promised that they wil... More >>

  • Escape the Financial Apocalypse - on Craig's List

    published Dec 18, 2008

    We thought the category "Housing Swap" on Craig's List used to be for people looking to swap spaces over holiday breaks. Thanks to this awful housing market, however, swapping has become a permanent s... More >>

  • Escape the Financial Apocalypse - on Craig's List

    published Dec 18, 2008

    We thought the category "Housing Swap" on Craig's List used to be for people looking to swap spaces over holiday breaks. Thanks to this awful housing market, however, swapping has become a permanent s... More >>

  • Night-Vision Goggle Lady on Trial

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Today is the ninth day that Shahrzad Mir Gholikhan (pictured above), a 31-year-old Iranian woman, has stood in front of a federal jury in Fort Lauderdale wearing brown scrubs and white plastic governm... More >>

  • Night-Vision Goggle Lady on Trial

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Today is the ninth day that Shahrzad Mir Gholikhan (pictured above), a 31-year-old Iranian woman, has stood in front of a federal jury in Fort Lauderdale wearing brown scrubs and white plastic governm... More >>

  • Restaurateur Martorano on Jimmy Kimmel: A Meatball Making Meatballs

    published Dec 18, 2008

    In today's bit of quasi-celebrity local news,  restaurateur Steve Martorano appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show last night. During the segment, Martorano talked about how he got his start in the di... More >>

  • Restaurateur Martorano on Jimmy Kimmel: A Meatball Making Meatballs

    published Dec 18, 2008

    In today's bit of quasi-celebrity local news,  restaurateur Steve Martorano appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show last night. During the segment, Martorano talked about how he got his start in the di... More >>

  • Ferguson: Lesbian Scene Is Hot in Delray

    published Dec 18, 2008

    We're very well aware that Broward and Palm Beach counties do not draw high-voltage celebrities in the same way as L.A. or New York. (And if we forget, we always have Donald Trump to remind us.) ... More >>

  • Ferguson: Lesbian Scene Is Hot in Delray

    published Dec 18, 2008

    We're very well aware that Broward and Palm Beach counties do not draw high-voltage celebrities in the same way as L.A. or New York. (And if we forget, we always have Donald Trump to remind us.) ... More >>

  • You're Being Fleeced by the Snuggie! So Buy the Slanket!

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Brrr! Even South Florida gets cold in the winter. And in a holiday season when so many of us are out of work and have time to kill, the stars have aligned for one very peculiar product -- or are there... More >>

  • You're Being Fleeced by the Snuggie! So Buy the Slanket!

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Brrr! Even South Florida gets cold in the winter. And in a holiday season when so many of us are out of work and have time to kill, the stars have aligned for one very peculiar product -- or are there... More >>

  • Tree-huggers mobilize to stop FPL from building Everglades power plant

    published November 6, 2008

    Alex Larson has many endearing qualities — but tactfulness isn't one of them. "Knowing me is bad," the roly-poly, middle-aged... More >>

  • Web Extra: Wasilla Dissected

    published September 11, 2008

    In South Florida's very midst lives a transplant who hails from the celebrated town of Wasilla, Alaska. A second-year medical student at Nova... More >>

  • There Goes the Hood

    published September 4, 2008

    Don't make like this is Beverly Hills. This is the real goddamned hood. The motherfuckin' hood." So warns the gentleman watching... More >>

  • To Hug a Porcupine

    published June 26, 2008

    Jorge needed some help, so for several thousand dollars, he hired two professional "transporters" — imposing men trained in a whole... More >>

  • Shaken, Not Rocked

    published June 12, 2008

    It's hard to say which is more awesome: Rachel Goodrich's catchy song "The Black Hole" or its lo-fi video. In it, she sings while kneeling on... More >>

  • It's Not About the Hair

    published May 22, 2008

    The ritzy oceanfront town of Palm Beach usually hums quietly with the sounds of Rolls-Royces passing by and big fat wallets snapping open and... More >>

  • Show Us Some Green

    published May 15, 2008

    You might not know it from watching TV or listening to the radio, but a local landowner recently bulldozed a community garden, a power plant is... More >>

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