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Tampa Bay Times CEO Tash announces retirement

January 19, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Paul Tash

Paul Tash, longtime CEO of the Tampa Bay Times, will be stepping down from his post after an 18-year tenure that has been marked by extraordinary journalism.

Tash will retire on July 1 and will be succeeded by Conan Gallaty, a digital media specialist who came to the company in 2018.

Tash, who came to the Times in 1978 as a reporter, will continue to serve as chairman of the board of trustees of Poynter. Under his helm, the Times won seven Pulitzer Prizes.

Additionally, Tash has served on the Pulitzer Prize Board and served terms on the boards of The Associated Press and the Newspaper Association of America, now the News Media Alliance.

The conclusion from the letter that Tash wrote to staff read:

“Thanks for everything you will do to support our company and Conan, just as you have supported me. … Leading the Times is the honor of my life’s work.”

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