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Miguel Octavio

Miguel comes moved from the snow to the sun.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

They call where I’m from the “Bold North” because of the cold. I guess I wasn’t bold enough because my journey has taken me here in Tampa Bay, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

But before that, I grew up swimming in beaches and sweating in the heat. I was born in the Philippines and immigrated just outside of Minneapolis when I was 9. From there, I graduated from the University of Minnesota and spent two years in Rochester, Minn., as a reporter and anchor.

There, I was privileged to have the Mayo Clinic in my backyard and share what world-renowned experts knew as we first made sense of the pandemic. It was also a privilege to report information that our community depended on from our state and local governments, and school districts.

I’m a proud son of a single mother who taught me the importance of looking after each other. That’s really what I hope to do when I tell stories, to serve you in some way.

I’m lucky to have a job that gives me a front-row seat to what’s happening and what better place than here in Tampa Bay. If you have any story ideas or just want to chat, please reach out. My email is moctavio1@10tampabay.com.

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