Orsi is first woman to solely hold the post; 3 others named deputy managing editors
TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Jennifer Orsi has been named managing editor of the Tampa Bay Times, Editor Neil Brown announced today.
Orsi, who began her career as a Times intern 28 years ago and went on to become an accomplished journalist, will now oversee the day-to-day operations of the newsroom. Orsi, known as a natural leader, is the first woman to be the sole managing editor at the Times.
Orsi grew up in Clearwater, Fla. and went to Indiana University, where she earned an internship to her hometown paper. She landed full-time work at the Times in 1988 and worked as a reporter or editor touching every aspect of the local news operation.
Brown also named three new deputy managing editors:
· Ron Brackett now will be in charge of tampabay.com as well as presentation and copy desks.
· Amy Hollyfield expands her portfolio to include political coverage, PolitiFact operations, business news, Perspective, and Floridian magazine.
· Chris Davis will continue to lead the Investigative team and oversee the research division and build a data team that will help the Times tell powerful data-driven investigations and use data more effectively in our daily journalism.
About the Tampa Bay Times
The Tampa Bay Times is widely considered one of the Top Ten newspapers in America and has won 10 Pulitzer Prizes. It is Florida’s largest newspaper, with an average circulation of 355,853 Sunday and 299,985 daily (AAM FAS-FAX September 2013). The Times is produced by the Times Publishing Company, which also publishes TampaBay.com – Tampa Bay’s largest local news Web site with 2.1 million unique visitors each month (Nielsen NetView six-month average for 8/13-1/14). Additionally, the company publishes the free daily tbt*, an edition of the Tampa Bay Times, tb-two*, a free paper written by Tampa Bay area students distributed to students, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, PolitiFact.com; and produces special events, specialty publications, and targeted advertising programs.