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Mike Wilson is the managing editor of the Tampa Bay Times, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the newspaper and tampabay.com.
Wilson came to the Times in 1995 after 12 years as a writer and editor at The Miami Herald. In his career at the Times he has worked as a reporter, features editor, assistant managing editor for features, and managing editor for enterprise.
In 2009 a member of his feature writing staff, Lane DeGregory, won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for "The Girl in the Window," which also won the National Headliner award and several regional and state awards. A second journalist on his staff, John Barry, was a finalist that year for the Pulitzer in features. In recent years Wilson's writers have won numerous national prizes, including several ASNE awards for feature writing and Ernie Pyle awards for human-interest writing.
Before becoming an editor, Wilson won national and regional awards for feature writing, and in 1998 was part of a three-person team whose reporting on a corrupt Baptist minister was a finalist for the Pulitzer for investigative reporting. Wilson is on the boards of the Florida Society of News Editors and Florida Trend magazine and has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes. He has written two books, "Right on the Edge of Crazy" (1993), about the U.S. downhill ski team, and "The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison" (1997), about the chief executive of Oracle Corporation.
A native of Connecticut, he graduated from Tufts University in Medford, Mass.