Tampa Bay Times hires Chesnes to cover the environment

Max Chesnes will join the Tampa Bay Times to cover the environment. Currently, Chesnes is an environment reporter at TCPalm, the digital news site for Treasure Coast Newspapers. Previously, he was a health reporter at TCPalm. He freelanced for The Gainesville Sun and was an environment reporter at WUFT News. Chesnes has a B.S. in […]

Tampa Bay Times CEO thinks digital

Conan Gallaty took over as CEO of the Tampa Bay Times in mid-January after a 20-year career focused on digital media. As the paper’s print business model declined, financial constraints led to layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs. Currently, the paper is profitable, including on a net operating basis as per Gallaty. Below is an edited […]

Tampa Bay Times taps Liebson to cover real estate

Rebecca Liebson has joined the Tampa Bay Times as a reporter covering real estate. Recently, she was a housing and livability reporter at The State Newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that, she was a 2019 newsroom fellow at The New York Times, where she worked on “The Weekly” and the Metro desk. She […]

Ogozalek to cover health care and mental health for Tampa Bay Times

Sam Ogozalek will join the Tampa Bay Times as a reporter covering health care and mental health via Report for America. He begins in June. Recently, Ogozalek covered the COVID-19 pandemic in South Carolina, with an emphasis on enterprise reporting for The Island Packet. He previously interned at the Tampa Bay Times, the Buffalo News […]

Tampa Bay Times names Varian local government and politics editor

The Tampa Bay Times has promoted Bill Varian to the post of local government and politics editor. He previously worked as a business editor, while overseeing the Times’ environmental coverage. He is also the Times’ main person on the Florida Climate Reporting Network, a multi-newsroom collaboration documenting the effects of climate change on one of […]

Tampa Bay Times taps Berdychowski to cover real estate, retail

Bernadette Berdychowski has switched beats and will now be reporting on real estate, retail, and business breaking news for the Tampa Bay Times. She will be covering openings and closings, what they signal about the local economy, as well as covering the real estate market beat. Previously, she was an engagement producer at the Times. […]

Playford joins NY Times as projects editor on The Upshot

Adam Playford has joined The New York Times as an editor based with The Upshot.  He will play a key role in projects throughout the newsroom. Playford joins from The Tampa Bay Times where he had worked for more than 5 years, joining as director of data and enterprise. He then became deputy investigations editor, […]

Tampa Bay Times announces newsroom internship

The Tampa Bay Times is offering a 10-week, paid weekly internship where summer interns gain hands-on experience, working alongside staffers who offer guidance and respect them as equals. Interns will be offered training sessions, take ownership of a wide variety of assignments and build relationships with mentors, editors and reporters in the newsroom. The jobs […]

Tampa Bay author, journalist, podcaster Andelman passes away

Bob Andelman, longtime Tampa Bay author has died at the age of 59. “Bob was the most generous, loving person I’ve ever known,” Tampa Bay Times news editor and wife of Andelman Mimi Andelman said. “I think a lot of that is because of all the love he got in return. I always joked with […]

Tampa Bay Times reporter Mahoney to cover real estate

Emily L. Mahoney, a Florida government reporter for the Tampa Bay Times in Tallahassee, will be moving to St. Petersburg to cover real estate for the publication. Previously, Mahoney was a data fellow for the Houston Chronicle. Before that, she served as an investigative reporting intern for the Miami Herald Media Company and as a […]