633 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL
Beth Kassab
My Role

Beth writes a business column at the Orlando Sentinel with a focus on sectors important to Central Florida such as real estate, tourism, retail and that quintessential intersection of government and business: economic development. Beth's column runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
My Biography

The Orlando Sentinel is Beth's hometown newspaper. She's a rare Orlando native who loves all things Florida: real grouper sandwiches, canoeing down the Wekiva or tubing down the Ichetucknee, the tourist-driven dress code and the weirder-than-fiction news stories. Beth covered a variety of crime and government beats for the Sentinel before moving to the Business Desk to focus on tourism. She started writing the business column in 2007. She graduated from Lake Brantley High School and the University of Florida. Beth lives in Oviedo with her husband and two young children.
My Interests

With two children under three, Beth's days of going out for live music, making the rounds at her favorite restaurants and far-flung travel adventures have recently been replaced with memorizing the lyrics to the theme songs on Nick Jr., learning to bake chicken "nuggets" that almost pass for the kid-preferred fried kind and long walks to the playground. She loves every minute of it.
My Recent Articles

Golf carts find fans in neighborhoods without courses 4/19/2014
The game of golf is no longer the R&R of choice among suburban dads.

VA clinic at Baldwin Park should stay open 4/16/2014
If the bean-counters in Washington need a few reasons to keep the Veterans Affairs clinic near Baldwin Park open when the new VA hospital opens in Lake Nona, I can give them three.

Seminole must mandate bear-proof trash cans 4/14/2014
Seminole County's bear problem is only going to get worse.

KinderCare crash impacts too many lives to count 4/11/2014
Any parent who has dropped a child off at day care knows what it's like to search for a toddler's lost shoe on the way out the door.

Families of autistic children sue Disney 4/9/2014
What do we do in America when we don't get our way? File a lawsuit.