Kerry Kriseman

Kerry Kriseman is the first lady of St. Petersburg, Florida, where her husband, Rick, is mayor.
After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2019, Kerry has begun to use her political gravitas for patient advocacy. She's currently cancer-free. Kerry Kriseman photo
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In addition to writing about her experience, Kerry is working with the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance to advocate for more research funding, and to improve treatment disparities among various populations. 
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Kerry works in public relations for Creative Clay Inc., in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she is from, and where she is married to the mayor, Rick Kriseman. 
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Having graduated with a B.A. in mass communication and broadcasting from the University of South Florida, Kerry started her career as a reporter for the former St. Petersburg Times, now known as the Tampa Bay Times. She has two kids: Jordan, 23 years old, and Samuel, 18. 
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Check out Kerry’s Life Inside essay, "They told me I was dying: Why doctors' words matter." Follow Kerry on Twitter @KKriseman.

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