Get The Coast is here to make the Emerald Coast realize that there are better stories within our community. Both in our neighborhoods as well as from our local government.

What we are:

A local news organization centered around Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville, and Crestview (and all the other surrounding areas that make up Okaloosa County).

What we do:

We produce original news articles as well as original shows (video) created exclusively for our area, from government updates to local events to non-profit highlights, and we do this weekly. In addition to that, we publish 3-5 stories a day on our website and send a “curated with love” newsletter early each morning around 7 a.m. (given that there is enough coffee ☕️).

We also create original reporting directly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What we believe:

We believe in better stories.
We believe in community.
We believe in disrupting the norm.
We believe in breaking the establishment.
We believe that your mug shot is not a good representation of who you are.
We believe that readers want better reporting.
We believe that the reporting should not be behind a paywall.
We believe in lots of coffee.
We believe that the Emerald Coast is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
We believe that our community is a supportive community.
We believe in bottomless mimosas overlooking the beach.
We believe in doing things that make change in the world.
We believe in drinking beer at work.
We believe that disruption can come from a small team.
We believe that the Emerald Coast wants better stories and advertisement.
We believe that Highway 98 can take us anywhere.
We believe that a good meme can brighten anyone’s day.
We believe in you.

Jared Williams

I started Get The Coast with a single mission of telling better news and stories across Okaloosa County. Since then, Get The Coast has become a leader in local news.


Get The Coast
124 Eglin Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

5 Responses

  1. Just read your newsletter for the first time. Thank you for your efforts! The newsletter is concise, informative, and pertinent. Please include an overall update on the Hwy 98 widening to include proposed completion date. Thanks!

  2. Your coverage of the local community is far superior to the Daily News. That is greatly appreciated. What I would like to see from GTC
    is an entertainment section perhaps released on Friday that encompasses all the happenings along the Emerald Coast for the up coming weekend. The Daily News fails horribly at this and as I drive around town on the weekend I stumble upon different events going on. Could you please help by creating an entertainment section on GTC. I would like to know what is going on over the weekend along the Emerald Coast specifically FWB, N’Ville, Destin, Navarre.

    Anything you can do would be better than what we have now which is very little. Thanks !!!

  3. Awesome Job. I enjoyed everything you guys do. I moved to Okaloosa Island a year a go. I loved it.
    I would like to know how can I support your efforts. Please reach out. Thanks

  4. Today is 31December2021 and I just found out about your Much Needed! News .
    Thank you and I shall try to help out.
    Sincere Good Luck!

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