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. 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. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  2. In this 2017 photo, a custom-made diving helmet beer tap at the bar of the Galley in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  3. A sedan hit a Florida Highway Patrol motorcycle Friday on I-4. The trooper jumped out of the way. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  4. 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.  [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  5. Graham Brink joined the Times in 1997. For the past two years, he has been the Times' business columnist. [Times  |  2017] [Tampa Bay Times]
  6. Report for America is a national program partnering with local newsrooms to get more journalists in the field. [Report for America]
  7. 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. [John Pendygraft]
  8. Check for the latest breaking news and updates. [Tampa Bay Times]
  9. 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. [PATRICK SEMANSKY  |  AP]
  10. Democratic presidential candidates from left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., former technology executive Andrew Yang and investor Tom Steyer participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) [JOHN BAZEMORE  |  AP]
  11. Check for the latest breaking news and updates. [Tampa Bay Times]
  12. 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. [Times Files]
  13. 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) [JOHN MINCHILLO  |  AP]
  14. 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. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  15. 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. [Florida Supreme Court]
  16. The state of Florida released a new design for the Tampa Bay Lightning specialty license plate. (Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) [Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles]
  17. Rick Scott's Navy cap. [[Tampa Bay Times]]
  18. 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. [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times]
  19. 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] [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD, DOUGLAS CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  20. Edmund Kirby Smith
  21. Florida Cabinet meets in Jerusalem. Left to right: Attorney General Ashley Moody, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried. [Florida Channel]
  22. Florida Department of Corrections Gadsden Re-Entry Center located in Havana Florida. Photo from the Florida Department of Corrections.
  23. This image shows cars backed up attempting to exit a parking garage on June 12 at Tampa International Airport. The image was sent by airport Vice President John Tiliacos to Conduent, the company that operates the SunPass system, on June 13. A SunPass problem caused the backup. The image was obtained in a records request with Tampa International Airport.