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Neil Brown named editor of St. Petersburg Times

ST. PETERSBURG — Neil Brown was named editor of the St. Petersburg Times on Tuesday.

CEO and chairman Paul C. Tash announced during a staff meeting that he is handing over the title to "the person who earned it."

Tash had carried the title of editor for the past decade, but he has turned more of his attention to the business operations and his responsibilities toward the Poynter Institute, the school that owns the company, and various industry groups.

"We are fortunate to have such an able journalist and leader directing our news report," Tash said in a note to the staff. "I salute the new editor of Florida's Best Newspaper, who has already proven himself in the job."

Brown, 51, had been executive editor, and he remains a vice president of the company. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Iowa who joined the Times in 1993.

"I am truly humbled to walk in the footsteps of the talented people who have preceded me in this job," Brown said.

"That said, we put out a great newspaper and website because we are a great team."

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