Dennis Joyce, Assistant Metro Editor

Dennis Joyce

Assistant Metro Editor

I am a newsman and communicator who pitches his tent at the crossroads of the community, the place you find the greatest number of ideas and the most fruitful debate. I’m a local news editor at the Tampa Bay Times, helping guide colleagues as they tell the stories of our community. It’s a role I’ve been blessed to play in half a dozen states, including two stints each in sunny Arizona and Florida. The approach I bring to the job is rooted in my family – including my wife Emilie and our two grown sons, one a world-traveling diplomat and the other a student in architecture. I’m a bicycle and transit commuter, so look for me on the bus and we’ll bat around a few ideas.

One dead in Gibsonton as pickup driver runs red light, causing three-vehicle collision, deputies say

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The victim was driving with two children, one of whom required treatment for injuries at a hospital, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Plant City man, 53, killed after driving into rear of semitrailer on I-4, troopers say

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Erik Adam Walton was headed east in a 1996 Geo Tracker at about 3 p.m. Thursday when the collision occurred.

Motorcyclist shoots man who attacked him on Largo street, police say

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The motorcyclist said his attacker ignored warnings that he was armed. The wounded man was hospitalized.

Hillsborough deputies looking for missing boy, 1, who may be suffering from neglect

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A court ordered the boy taken into custody and an alert was issued that included a photo of him and his mother, Aryn Douglass.

St. Pete Beach man, 87, dies during daily swim after suffering medical episode

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His 91-year-old wife came to her husband’s aid and tried to keep his head above water until help arrived.