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GREEN, NEVILLE.jpgNeville Green

Neville came to the Times in 1981 as an editor on the features desk. In 1983, he was promoted to newsfeatures editor and became an assistant managing editor of the Times in 1986. A year later, he was named deputy managing editor, overseeing the front page and “A” desk, and the national and international reporting staff. In 1993, he was named managing editor of the Times’ Tampa edition, where he also coordinated the Times’ busi­ness operations. In 2005, he was named deputy managing editor/metro, and in 2006, he took over the editor’s position at tbt* Tampa Bay Times, the Times’ free daily newspaper for young adults. Neville is also a member of the board of directors of Times Publishing Co.

Neville graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

His journalism career began when he was 16 and still in high school. He wrote a weekly column on popular music for his hometown paper, The Chronicle, in Palmerston North, New Zealand. In college he worked full-time at The Dominion in Wellington, NZ as a proofreader, reporter and copy editor. In 1970, he became a news and design editor for the Sunday News in Auckland, NZ, and helped establish a weekly newspaper devoted to New Zealand’s national sport, rugby. In 1971, he emigrated to Canada and worked at the Montreal Star for three years as a copy editor in news, features and entertainment. In 1974, he moved to Weekend Magazine, a rotogravure supplement to papers across Canada, as the copy desk chief. He returned to daily newspapering in 1975, as business news editor for the Montreal Gazette. In 1976, he moved to Toronto to become news editor of the Financial Times of Canada but returned to the Montreal Gazette the next year as Weekend editor and oversaw a rapid expansion of the Gazette when its principal competi­tor, The Montreal Star, was struck by its production and journalist unions. In 1980, he moved to the United States, working briefly at the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville as Illustrations editor before joining the St. Petersburg Times. Neville is married and has two sons. He enjoys racketball, golf, reading, traveling and music.
In 1998, Neville was the editor of the seven-part series “Angels & Demons”, for which Times staff writer Thomas French won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. Neville also edited the Times’ account of a deadly shooting rampage at a Tampa hotel that won the National ASNE deadline writing contest in 2000. In addition, he has edited four runners-up for ASNE writing prizes, and been the co-editor of two Pulitzer finalists. He has won four Society of News Design awards and been a Pulitzer Prize juror four times.
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