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Amy Hollyfield - Senior Deputy Editor

Senior Deputy Editor

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. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates.
    Two passengers were injured.
  2. From left to right: Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party; Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Steve Contorno; and State Sen. Joe Gruters of Sarasota, chair of the Republican Party of Florida.
    Republican Party of Florida chairman Joe Gruters and Florida Democratic Party chairwoman Terrie Rizzo will join Times Political Editor Steve Contorno for a Nov. 6 event.
  3. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
    Impeachment dominates. Bernie Sanders looks fine. Biden defends his son. And Elizabeth Warren is finally being treated like a frontrunner.
  4. Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell leaves the field after closing out the side with a strike out during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox on Monday, rows of open seats in the background.
    Attendance on Monday night was pathetic. And it’s the final week of a playoff push.
  5. Florida Supreme Court Justices Barbara Lagoa, left, and Robert Luck, right, were appointed to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta by President Trump.
    Ok losers, who needs access to our state politicians, anyway?
  6. The state of Florida released a new design for the Tampa Bay Lightning specialty license plate. (Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles)
    The team’s signature blue color shines.
  7. Rick Scott's Navy cap.
    But many Floridians showed their better angels in a hard week for the Bahamas.
  8. A shopper walks past a few cases of water that remain on the shelves at Walmart on 34th St S and 38th Ave S ahead of Hurricane Dorian in St. Petersburg.
    Godspeed, Florida.
  9. A dump truck emerges from behind a pile of dirt and sand Wednesday (3/27/13) at the Lago Verde sand mine in Spring Hill where cattle feed in open pastures surrounding the site. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
    And should Rick Scott think more about his home state?
  10. Edmund Kirby Smith
    Meanwhile, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri’s profile keeps rising.