Palm Bay Daily is the definitive source of local news in Palm Bay, Melbourne, and West Melbourne, Florida.

Brevard County readers can view our articles and events on our Website, Facebook, Apple News, and our Newsletter.

Our local news publication is free to all readers, keeping readers engaged on everything from breaking news to local community events.

We always felt that local news coverage in south Brevard was missing. We wanted to change that by offering more community awareness from an actual local newspaper.

We dedicate our work towards excellence while keeping our readers engaged to local information.

We strive to maintain integrity at the highest levels and to build an honest relationship with our readers.

Reporting Staff

Andy Hodges

Andy Hodges – Editor in Chief

Raised in Jupiter, Florida, Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies, including Delta Airlines in Atlanta as a Senior Systems Analyst. In 2002, he moved to Sebastian, Florida. Andy is also the Editor-in-Chief for Sebastian Daily.


Scott LeeScott Lee – Columnist and Reporter

Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.


Tina Hodges

Tina Hodges – VP of Marketing

Tina Hodges works full-time as our travel writer for Palm Bay Daily. She is also the Editorial Manager at Sebastian Daily. After graduating from Sebastian River High School, she studied at Indian River Community College. Tina worked at Dooney & Bourke for many years. She has lived in Florida all of her life.


Roy Garton

Roy Garton – Contributor

Roy Garton is the owner of FDMC Media. He is also an actor who has played in several movies. Roy is also a broadcaster and journalist in Palm Bay. As a television news journalist in a very popular resort area, Roy has had the opportunity to cover Statesmen, Presidents, and Russian Diplomats as they passed through the area on political missions. He has also worked with the White House Press Corps.


Cloe Keeler

Cloe Keeler – Contributor

Cloe Keeler is a writer and contributor for Palm Bay Daily. She is currently attending school in Sebastian.

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