Paul C. Tash started with the Times as a local news reporter and worked his way through various news jobs – including Washington bureau chief – to become the editor of the Tampa Bay Times and chief executive of the company. He is chairman of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a school for journalists and media leaders, which owns Times Publishing. He has served on the boards of America’s leading journalism organizations, including the Associated Press, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the Pulitzer Prizes, where he was the chairman.
In 2012, Tash received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Indiana University, and he was inducted to the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame the following year.
Tash is married to the former Karyn Krayer of St. Petersburg, a high school teacher. They have two daughters, a physician and a lawyer, and twin grandchildren.