What’s the only subject gorier than murder? Try covering business in Florida during a recession. Brian Bandell is a reporter at The South Florida Business Journal covering America’s most beloved industry: banking. He has won 13 awards from the Florida Press Club, including first place in both business writing and government reporting. He received another 12 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, including twice winning a Green Eyeshade for best business enterprise reporting in the Southeast U.S. He received a B.S. in communication from the University of Miami. Brian grew up on Florida's Space Coast.