Check out the 7 most watched Tampa Bay videos of 2022

Tampa Bay Times video and engagement producers work with reporters and photographers to put readers and viewers on the ground. Senior Video Producer Jennifer Glenfield picks seven of the most watched videos of 2022.

1. “Police cameras show confusion and anger over DeSantis voter fraud arrest.”

This video is accompanied by tenacious reporting Member of the Tampa Bay Times political team. Body camera footage recorded by local police captured the confusion and anger of Hillsborough County residents.

2. Isolated: Matsushima

Hurricane Ian had a huge impact on the state this year. Heartbreaking stories and photos appeared in the newsprint. The most viewed video was posted a few days after the impact and featured residents of Matsushima.

This video is accompanied by A story about a man trying to contact his family.

3. Explaining Florida’s so-called “Don’t Talk Gay Act”

Florida politics are always in the spotlight, and this year’s top video was political editor Emily Mahoney’s explanation of Florida’s so-called “Don’t Talk Gay Act.”

4. The St. Pete couple raised parrots like children

But the news in Tampa Bay wasn’t all politics and hurricanes.sometimes A parrot named Apollo was raised as a child by a couple in St. Petersburg.

5. A Largo manicurist discovers a ’90s masterpiece on TikTok

Another video from the Life and Culture team in 2022 follows TikTok famous manicurist Largo. Nailz’s Devin Strebler’s ’90s-inspired masterpiece changed her life with a unique gift.

6. Tampa Bay will flood in future storms. ETA shows us how.

One of the first videos to be released in 2022 accompanies a four-part series, rising threat. The Tampa Bay Times, in partnership with the National Hurricane Center, reveals how future storms will affect Tampa Bay residents, homes and businesses.

7. Cyclists film fleeing monkeys on Pinellas Trail in Palm Harbor

No Florida video list is complete without an escaped animal.While we post more than a few Florida animal sightings, our most-viewed one is a biker who caught a Escaped monkeys on the Pinellas trail.