Chris Tisch - Senior editor/breaking news

Senior editor/breaking news

I'm the editor of the Times' NOW team, a group of 13 breaking news editors and reporters who bring you the Tampa Bay area's most urgent stories. I've lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1995 after growing up in a remote town of 2,500 in northern Wisconsin. After a childhood filled with things like ice fishing, Green Bay Packers worship and saying funny words like "bubbler" and "you betcha," I studied journalism at Northwestern University before landing a job covering the cops beat at the Bradenton Herald. I came to the Times five years later and have been in the thick of a number of big stories, including covering Florida's death penalty, riding out and reporting on Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, helping with the Terri Schiavo story and co-authoring a project about the mounting number of fatal prescription drug overdoses in Florida.

  1. This photo provided by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, search and rescue personnel search for survivors through the rubble at the Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside, Fla., section of Miami,  Friday, June 25, 2021. The apartment building partially collapsed on Thursday.
  2. Fire rescue personnel conduct a search and rescue with dogs through the rubble of the Champlain Towers South Condo after the multistory building partially collapsed in Surfside, Fla., Thursday, June 24, 2021.  (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
  3. Daniel Horrigan is charge with first-degree murder and armed cocaine trafficking.
  4. A pedestrian was killed after he was struck while standing on Park Street North in Pinellas County early Wednesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
  5. A man and a woman are dead in what St. Petersburg police are describing as an apparent murder-suicide.
  6. Police in Tarpon Springs are searching for someone who threw a kitten out of a truck on Monday afternoon, then ran the animal over, killing it.
  7. A 93-year-old Riverview man driving a motor home rear-ended a car on Interstate 75 in Sumter County early Monday morning, killing the car’s driver, a 67-year-old Brandon woman, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
  8. A car fire in the northbound lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge is causing delays in both directions.
  9. An Amber Alert was issued Thursday afternoon for a 6-year-old Florida girl.
  10. Two people were killed early Thursday morning after the driver of a sport-utility vehicle turned left in front of a motorcyclist on U.S. 19, Florida Highway Patrol troopers report.
  11. Police return the missing limb to Carrie Harris, right.
  12. Taigur Taguri, 17, of Bartow, was shot and killed Monday night while in the driver’s seat of a truck at a county park, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Tuesday.
  13. Harold Davis Lewis Jr. has been arrested on charges including attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and child abuse.
  14. A 38-year-old Port Richey woman died after she was hit by a sport-utility vehicle as she crossed U.S. 19 Tuesday night, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
  15. A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday afternoon in Hillsborough County after the driver of a car made a left turn in front of him, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
  16. A motorcyclist was critically injured Monday evening in a crash in the 17000 block of U.S. 19 in Largo, police reported.
  17. A man’s body was found floating in Whitcomb Bayou in Tarpon Springs on Monday afternoon, police reported.
  18. Anthony Michael Peace, 37, who was arrested last week in an online child predator sting, died by suicide on Thursday, officials say.
  19. Sengpracha Chanthavilaichit, 48, was arrested Thursday on charges of extortion and video voyeurism.
  20. Christopher Jabar Williams, 35, was arrested on a child neglect charge.
  21. A 40-year-old St. Petersburg man was killed early Friday morning after he lost control of a sport-utility vehicle at Interstate 275 and Roosevelt Boulevard, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
  22. Daemeion Grady, 24, of St. Petersburg, was arrested on charges of armed burglary and kidnapping.
  23. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies are searching for the driver of a red Nissan Juke, pictured here, that hit five people in St. Pete Beach Thursday, killing one.