Video: Gov. DeSantis’ staff delayed records release. Here’s how News 6 uncovered it

Investigator Mike DeForest explains how he uncovered governor’s intervention in public records request

News 6 Morning Anchor Justin Warmoth hears from Investigative Reporter Mike DeForest about the full process of uncovering public records that were delayed so Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis could review them first.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Persistence, creativity, and experience all played a role in a recent investigation by News 6′s Mike DeForest that uncovered Gov. Ron DeSantis delayed the release of certain public records.

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DeForest joined anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly” to break down the nearly year-long timeline, which started with a public records request with the Department of Business and Professional Regulations.

Watch the interview in the video player above.

About the Author:

Justin Warmoth joined News 6 in February 2013 as our Brevard County reporter. In March of 2016, after anchoring the weekend mornings since August of 2015, Justin was promoted to weekday morning anchor. You can catch him Monday through Friday mornings from 5-7 a.m. and at noon.