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 Palm Bay, Melbourne, and West Melbourne was missing, leaving that area of Brevard County out of the media. We wanted to change that, by offering more community awareness than police reports or fires.

Our news team contains human editors, and we try to be perfect. But we apologize in advance if you find misspelled words that we overlooked.

We have journalists that cover Palm Bay, Melbourne, and Melbourne on a regular basis. We dedicate our work towards excellence while keeping our readers engaged to local information.

Palm Bay Daily might not be a publication that pleases everyone, and we understand that since most of our readers are between the ages of 25 to 55. We do maintain integrity at the highest levels and to build an honest relationship.

Reporting Staff

Andy Hodges

Andy Hodges – Editor in Chief

Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980’s. Andy has owned a computer business, been a software programmer, and has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to the area in 2002. 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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