Brittany Volk, Times Staff

Brittany Volk

Times Staff

I'm the Features Design Director and a snack provider for the Tampa Bay Times. I move words and pictures around on pages, working alongside writers, editors, photographers and artists. I'm also an art director, commissioning illustrations for Times stories from talented artists all over the globe. As someone who can barely draw a stick figure, this part of my job is the most fun. To share my troubling TV habit, I also write about all things pop culture. I co-host the Times' podcast Life Of The Party. I grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, forever a Midwesterner at heart who misses sweaters, not the cold. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009. It's a millennial miracle to have my dream job.

I read 13 memoirs by famous women in 2018. Here’s what I learned.

KIM SALT   |   Special to the Times
Just about every woman with a brand has gotten a book deal, a trend that started with Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and Tina Fey’s Bossypants. It has led us here,...

Review: 4th Annual 99.5 QYK Guitar Pull showcases sentiment and silliness with Dustin Lynch, Cam, more at St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater

BRITTANY VOLK   |   TimesDustin Lynch, center, headlines the 99.5 QYK Guitar Pull at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Joining him on stage, from left, are Cam, Dylan Scott, Mitchell Tenpenny, Riley Green and Trent Harmon.
What better way to spend a Hump Day than with unplugged country music?  Tampa Bay welcomes lots of country music concerts, but none stand out more than the...

Review: Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum own the rainy Tampa night at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Lady Antebellum perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (BRITTANY VOLK   |    Times)
"It's gettin' hot in here," crooned Charles Kelley as he wiped the sweat off his face. As our sweltering Florida summer plays on, Darius Rucker and Lady...

Review: Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne bring a four-hour party to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne perform together Sept. 15 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. (Caitlin O'Conner and Brittany Volk   |    Times)

A guide to all the premieres this fall, from new shows to old faves

Romany Malco Jr. JR, left, and Christina Moses star in ABC's drama
Time to block out some TV time: Your favorite shows are coming back, as well as some new (*) delights. After Jim Parsons announced he was done, the nerdy sitcom The Big Bang Theory..