Jamal Thalji, Night Editor

Jamal Thalji

Night Editor

I was raised on Florida’s Best Newspaper and dreamed of writing for it. I got my shot while at the University of South Florida, covering high school football and the weekend crime beat. I went on to cover the police, courts, business and sports beats. Now I’m an Assistant Metro Editor. I’m all about breaking news and deadline writing. Before I ended up behind an editor’s desk, I covered executions, hurricanes, wildfires, space shuttle launches and lots of football games. I have the honor of filing the last byline in the 113-year history of the St. Petersburg Times on Dec. 31, 2011, minutes before it became the Tampa Bay Times. Comic books get me through the pain of football season. Recently, I decided Superman > Batman.

Daystarter: Gerald McCoy is a Buc no more; new Tampa Mayor Jane Castor gets to work; Subtropical Storm Andrea no threat to Florida

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Driver hits pedestrian while both flee gunshots, Tampa police say

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Gunfire rang out at Royal Supermarket, but police said the only one injured was a pedestrian trying to get away.

Daystarter: The Old Northeast road rage shooting suspect was an internet troll; how an unpredictable Ron DeSantis is advancing Florida conservatism; remembering sports radio’s Steve Duemig

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Daystarter: Charlie Crist’s questioning of William Barr was a breakthrough for Democrats; what could replace St. Pete’s old police station; ‘Gumbo’ of blue-green algae stinks up beaches

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Daystarter: Florida again ranked top state for higher education; protestors urged Ron DeSantis to veto toll road bill; Avisail Garcian lead the Rays to win over the Marlins

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