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Paul C. Tash
Chairman and CEO
Tampa Bay Times/Times Publishing Company
Paul C. Tash is the chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Company.
A native of South Bend, Indiana, Tash graduated summa cum laude in 1976 from Indiana University. He received a Marshall Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of laws degree from Edinburgh University in Scotland in 1978.
He started with the Times that fall as a local news reporter. He also has been a Tallahassee reporter, the city editor, metropolitan editor, Washington bureau chief and editor of the Times. From 1990-91, Tash was the editor and publisher of Florida Trend, a statewide business magazine owned by Times Publishing.
Tash is chairman of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a school for journalists and media leaders, which owns Times Publishing. He also is past chairman of the Pulitzer Prize board and former board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists. He currently serves on the board of the Associated Press. Tash also is a member of the Florida Council of 100, a group of business leaders.
In 2012, Tash received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Indiana University, and he was inducted to the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame the following year.
Tash is married to the former Karyn Krayer of St. Petersburg, a high school teacher. They have two daughters in Tampa; one is a physician and the other is a lawyer.
The Tampa Bay Times is Florida’s leading newspaper, with an average Sunday circulation of 398,000, and it is widely considered among the country’s best newspapers. It has won 10 Pulitzer Prizes, including the 2014 prize for local reporting. Until 2012, the newspaper was known as the St. Petersburg Times, but changed its name to reflect its growth throughout the Tampa Bay region.