Peter Couture - tbt* Editor

tbt* Editor

“I just love the tbt*.” That was a common reaction I’d get after telling people I worked for the Tampa Bay Times’ free daily tabloid. I’m a lifelong St. Petersburg resident and USF grad, and nothing made me feel connected to our community than hearing from people who liked our newspaper’s fun take on delivering “fast news you can use.” Even though tbt* is no longer a daily, I’m proud to be the editor now that it’s returned to its weekly roots. (I’m especially pleased with our unique coverage of LBGTQ issues.) I’ve also worked in various news departments – from Sports to Features – for the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times and wrote the the Daily Drivers auto-review column. Still, nothing makes me happier than writing a fun headline. My favorite? KOOK WITH A NUKE. Yes. that North Korea crisis has been front-page news for a long time ...

  1. The Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Saturday.
    Classic cars on both sides of Tampa Bay and the Lightning host the Predators.
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77), right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) and center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrate a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during a game in Toronto this month.
    The Bolts are home for games against the Avalanche and Penguins, plus wrestling and volleyball.
  3. Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, left, stops a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli as Panthers left wing Mike Hoffman trails the play during an overtime period of an NHL preseason hockey game.
    The Lightning open the NHL season in Tampa, while the Bucs travel to New Orleans.
  4. Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton winds up during the first inning of the team's game against the Los Angeles Angels on Sept. 13 in Anaheim, Calif.
    The Rays end their regular season in Toronto, plus a rally for Bulls football, preseason Lightning hockey and the Bucs at the Rams.
  5. Tampa Bay Rays sensation Austin Meadows, right, and shortstop Willy Adames will have plenty to celebrate if their team can make ground this week.
    Rays, Bucs, Bolts and boxing, plus the Red Sox and Yankees invade Tropicana Field. Boo!
  6. Harrison Lipinoga, of Westchase, gets his face painted during the 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
    The Bolts kick off the preseason with three days of fun.
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach Bruce Arians watches play against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, last month.
    Plus, the Blue Jays are expected at Tropicana Field and there are plenty of charity runs.
  8. South Florida Bulls during a game against the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday October 6, 2018 at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, MA.
    The Bulls tackle a ranked foe at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Friday.
  9. LARA CERRI  |   Times Alicia and Eric Moore, of Tampa, hang out with 2-year-old Lucia, an American Eskimo/Shetland Sheepdog mix they got from a rescue group, at Bark in the Park Day at the Rays baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2013. Hundreds of people took their dogs to the *tbt Party Deck section to watch the baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2013.
  10. DIRK SHADD   |   Times   Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos.