About Me

Since 2012, I've been fortunate enough to get paid for my passion: writing.  I've spent most of my time as a full-time journalist, where I strive to speak truth to power, to recognize extraordinary everyday people and to shine light on the issues that matter most to my community.  I consider what I do to be a public service of sorts, above all else. 

I am currently a staff writer for The West Volusia Beacon.  I've previously been published in The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, The St. Augustine Record, The Daytona Beach News-Journal and The Ponte Vedra Recorder. 

I hold a bachelor's degree in communications with a specialization in print and web journalism from the University of North Florida. 

When I'm not writing, I enjoy exploring nature, music, dining out and all things technology.

You may contact me at defeo.anthony.r@gmail.com, or anthony@beacononlinenews.com