Meet the editors behind LALtoday

Say hello to Rilee Delgado + Connor Keith, the faces behind your favorite 5-min morning newsletter.

LALtoday City Editors Connor Keith and Rilee Delgado

Connor Keith + Rilee Delgado

Photo by LALtoday

Hey Lakelanders, Rilee Delgado + Connor Keith here. Between the two of us, we get the privilege of sharing local news, events, and conversations with 29,000+ readers in Lakeland, daily — here, and on our socials.

After four years of bringing you LALtoday, we thought we should formally introduce ourselves. Consider this us going in for a fist bump, then switching to a handshake, then settling on a hug.

Meet Connor 🐈‍⬛

Q: True or False: Lake Hollingsworth is the best.
A: While I do love a walk around Lake Hollingsworth, I’m partial to Lake Mirror for its lights at night — and its proximity to Mayday Ice Cream for a scoop of Parent Trap.

Q: What were the last three things you did downtown?
A: Lately, I’ve performed with Swan City Improv, met family for dinner at Tsunami Sushi, and walked over to Black & Brew for a coffee break after working at Catapult.

Q: What board game would Lakeland be?
A: It would be one of my favorite games: The Game of Life. There are endless possibilities of what you can do here, and everyone is forging their path in their own way.

Meet Rilee 💐

Q: If you could only write about one LAL-specific topic for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: It’s a toss-up between our civic organizations and resources and Lakeland’s history.

Q: Describe LAL’s personality in three words.
A: I love Lakeland’s charm + character. From its iconic historic homes and interesting architecture to its love of small businesses, I think of Lakeland as a creative launching pad for business owners, students, and families.

Q: Describe your perfect day in LAL.
A: I’d start my morning with a class at The Balance Culture and a cold brew from Concord Coffee. After an afternoon at one of Lakeland’s spots for remote work, I’d decompress with dinner + drinks at Nineteen61.