Amy Scherzer

Amy Scherzer

Amy joined the Times in January 2002 to help launch the weekly City Times edition serving South Tampa and nearby neighborhoods. Her column, Amy Scherzer's Diary, takes readers along as she makes her rounds on the social circuit. Camera in hand, Amy captures the galagoers, wine tasters, Gasparilla kings, debutantes and bay area philanthropists. Amy earned her bachelor's degree in mass communications and political science at the University of Pittsburgh, and has been a Tampa resident since 1978. She and her husband, Robert, live on Davis Islands, proud parents of two grown children. Any free time is spent people watching, entertaining, boating and reading.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Philanthropists Mary and Tom James, donors since 1966, are inducted into United Way Suncoast’s Million Dollar Roundtable at the Tocqueville Society’s 30th anniversary dinner Jan. 17 at the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. AMY SCHERZER | Special to the Times
Events were also held for the Florida Holocaust Museum, Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s, Preserve Vision Florida and United Way Suncoast.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Gasparilla 2019 pirates and parties

Brooke Melendi, left, and Martin Shine support the Gasparilla Bash benefitting Rotary Club of Tampa Foundation at the Rialto Theatre on Jan. 12.  [AMY SCHERZER/Special to the Times]
Gasparilla 2019 cut loose with weeks of festivities before and after Ye Mystic Krewe and 60 other social clubs blasted bands, beads and beer down Bayshore Boulevard.

YEAR IN REVIEW: J-Lo, A-Rod and Monica Lewinsky highlighted Tampa’s 2018 social scene

Former Major Leaguer and Tampa native Gary Sheffield and his wife DeLeon Sheffield pose with former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez at the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay’s Great Futures Breakfast. AMY SCHERZER | Special to the Times
Amy Scherzer’s Diary reflects on the starry names, fancy foods and new venues that accentuated the city’s top events.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Rachel Massey, left, Dave Gunning, Rob Barthelemy and Matt “Icon” Coxe have a blast at the 13 Ugly Men Ugly Sweater Party on Dec. 14 at American Social. AMY SCHERZER | Special to the Times
Ugly sweaters, silver platters and bow ties highlight latest events.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Ms. Florida Shana Mitchell gets an assist with her shoes from WTVT-Ch. 13 meteorologist Dave Osterberg at Georgette's Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show benefit for St. Joseph?s Women?s Hospital at the Hilton Downtown Tampa on Dec. 7. AMY SCHERZER | Special to the Times
TV anchors, glitzy gowns and former Bucs highlight the latest collection of events