John Barry is a general assignment feature writer for the St. Petersburg Times. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on April 2, 1949. He came to St. Petersburg in 2002 from the Miami Herald, where he spent most of 20 years writing and editing narrative features stories.
In 1996, he co-authored (with Tom Shroder) a biography of Everglades landscape photographer Clyde Butcher, called Seeing the Light. He won the Best Story Award from the National Association of Sunday Feature Editors in 1996.