David Smiley is the political reporter at the Miami Herald, where he has covered local government, crime, schools and elections since 2007. He has mapped gunfire in the city of Miami, tracked the re-segregation of public schools, and investigated cold murder cases. He has won awards for his coverage of municipal pensions, the Miami Beach police department, and the death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. David is a graduate of Florida International University. He lives in Davie with his wife and two children.