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Sherri Day was named Communications and Grants Director in 2016. She is responsible for internal and external communications and oversees grants administered by the Tampa Bay Times Fund, Inc.
Sherri joined the Tampa Bay Times in 2004. Based in Tampa, she covered South and Central Tampa for City Times. She later became the paper's metropolitan religion reporter and was named Brandon bureau chief in 2009. She became an assistant metro editor in Tampa in 2011 and was responsible for overseeing coverage of law enforcement, courts and breaking news. Sherri joined the editorial board in 2013. Prior to joining the Times, Sherri spent four years at the New York Times, where she started as a summer intern.
In 1998, Sherri graduated magna cum laude from Clark Atlanta University with a degree in mass media arts/journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Sherri is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service sorority; the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists and the Bible-Based Fellowship Church in Carrollwood.
She is married to Marcus Phillips. They live in Tampa and have three children.