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Amy Hollyfield - Senior Deputy Editor, News

Senior Deputy Editor, News

My heart is in Florida politics, but my job as senior deputy editor for news covers all of Tampa Bay life. Traffic. Education. Health Care. The Good Samaritan story, the unexpected surprise. I also work with PolitiFact and was part of the team awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. My home state is Michigan, but I've lived in Tampa Bay for more than 20 years, raising two daughters and proudly watching two downtowns grow into remarkable destinations. Underneath it all is my commitment to the Tampa Bay Times, a company that cares deeply about this community. As do I.

  1. Signs warning beach goers of the presence of Red Tide are placed Friday around Nokomis Beach after officials detected higher than normal levels of Red Tide.
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  3. This is a screengrab from video released by Tampa police of a car driven by a man who attacked a woman early Thursday. Police are asking for help identifying a suspect.
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  6. The Summit Plummet at Disney's Blizzard Beach water park in Orlando. Disney announced the park will reopen March 7, 2021.
  7. Luis Jose Coronado, 30, faces a charge of manslaughter with a firearm, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
  8. Mary Evertz.
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  10. El presidente Donald Trump habla durante la noche de las elecciones en el Salón Este de la Casa Blanca en Washington, D.C., temprano el 4 de noviembre de 2020.
  11. President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday in Washington.
  12. "Derision 2020" features Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen for a conversation about this relentless news cycle. The virtual event is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
  13. In this Jan. 28, 2016, photo, FOX News debate moderator Chris Wallace waits for the start of the Republican presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa.
  14. The Sunday morning advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
  15. Pick-up truck driver Rosanio Rafael Bartolon-Morales, 33, is accused of striking and killing a man as he stood on the side of the Howard Frankland Bridge and then driving away, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  16. In this 2017 photo, a custom-made diving helmet beer tap at the bar of the Galley in St. Petersburg.
  17. Jun. 13, 2020• Transportation
    A sedan hit a Florida Highway Patrol motorcycle Friday on I-4. The trooper jumped out of the way.
  18. Police officers, some with riot gear and canisters of pepper spray block Busch blvd to prevent protesters from advancing down the road on Saturday, May 30, 2020 in Tampa.
  19. Graham Brink joined the Times in 1997. For the past two years, he has been the Times' business columnist. [Times  |  2017]
  20. Report for America is a national program partnering with local newsrooms to get more journalists in the field.
  21. Tim Nickens (center) and Daniel Ruth (right) are congratulated by Chairman and CEO of Times Publishing Company Paul Tash (left) in the Tampa Bay Times newsroom in St. Petersburg after it was announced they had been awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial writing on April, 15, 2013.
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  23. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., tears her copy of President Donald Trump's s State of the Union address after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. Vice President Mike Pence is at left.