Biz columnist Trigaux leaving Florida paper
Robert Trigaux, who has worked on the business desk of the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Bay Times for the past 27 years, is leaving the paper.
In his farewell column on Friday, Trigaux wrote:
This is my last column for the Tampa Bay Times. After nearly 27 years at this newspaper — 16 of them as the business columnist — I am calling it a day (at least for the near term) and leaving you a few final thoughts to consider before this column heads for the floor of a bird cage or its digital equivalent.
First of all, this metro area has come a long, long way since I moved here in early 1991 from the Washington, DC area. I had started my business writing career in New York City, then spent time in London before committing eight years in our nation’s capital during the Reagan and Bush presidential years. I thought those days were revolutionary by modern times. Now they seem mainstream. Almost (but not quite) nostalgic.
Trigaux was also the business editor at the Times from 2005 to 2008. He spent eight years at American Banker as its DC bureau chief. He is a Colgate University graduate.
He has received various awards for business writing, including two Green Eyeshades from the Society of Professional Journalists, a commendation for column writing from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and a first place in business columns from the National Association of Newspaper Columnists.