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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. DIRK SHADD   |   Times   Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos.
  6. DIRK SHADD   |   Times   Danny Hernandez, 44, from St. Petersburg, pulls himself through the mud going under the net while competing in the obstacle course with his team "Orange is the New Mud" during the America II: Extreme Mud Wars at Spa Beach near the pier in downtown St. Petersburg Sunday morning (07/12/15). More than 600 people broke into tens of six and competed in events including ultimate football, obstacle course, joust pit, tug-of-war, the eliminator, dodge ball, and mud ball frenzy.
  7. Flags with the logo of the World Cup 2018 on display with the St. Basil's Cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) XAZ102
  8. Chris Paul, above, is a new Rocket, joining James Harden, below right, and owner Tilman Fertitta. AP
  9. Marc Topkin/tbt*
  10. AP files (1981)