Gwen Filosa covers Key West and the Lower Florida Keys for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald and lives in Key West. She was part of the staff at the New Orleans Times-Picayune that in 2005 won two Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She graduated from Indiana University.
Anne’s Beach on Lower Matecumbe Key in the Florida Keys has been closed since Hurricane Irma destroyed its boardwalk in September 2017. It is one of the Keys best-known beaches, and it is set to reopen this summer.