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Ruth Herrle departs News Service of Florida

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Ruth Herrle and the News Service of Florida have parted ways, according to those with knowledge of the separation.

Ruth Herrle

Herrle had been publisher of the Capital-based news provider since 2008, her LinkedIn profile says.

It’s owned by the same company that runs State House News Service in Boston.

“Her leaving was a Boston-thing,” said one insider, in reference to the holding company, Affiliated News Services.

The company previously announced it was “reorganizing its management structure and welcoming Will Galloway, founder of The Capital Steps tracking, to supervise further growth.”

Galloway now serves as vice president of operations.

“With the largest Capitol bureau in the state, our six full-time reporters’ work is distributed to newspapers, television stations, radio stations, lobbyists, legislators, state agencies, universities and others who need access to fast-breaking news,” reads the News Service’s own reporting of Galloway’s promotion.

“We have now expanded the resources we provide to include ‘live’ bill tracking by Bill Tracking of Florida, whose mobile app greatly simplifies the user experience.”


Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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