Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board

Editorials are the institutional voice of the Tampa Bay Times. The members of the Editorial Board are Editor of Editorials Graham Brink, Sherri Day, Sebastian Dortch, John Hill, Jim Verhulst and Chairman and CEO Paul Tash.

Sherri Day - Communications Director of the Tampa Bay Times
Communications Director of the Tampa Bay Times
Paul C. Tash - Chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Company
Chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Company


  1. President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant omicron, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Monday in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listen. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  2. Tex Carter, left, and his wife Kay Carter, of Tarpon Springs, join a tour of 14 acres owned by Pinellas County Schools on Nov 18 in Tarpon Springs. Tex is the president of the West Klosterman Preservation Group, a non profit which is working to raise $3.2-million by July, 2022, to preserve the land, which is in jeopardy of being cleared for housing by developers.
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) holds the Lombardi Trophy as he and teammates celebrate the 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 in February.
  4. Carol Greenlee Crawley, second from left, daughter of Charles Greenlee, reacts after Circuit Court Judge Heidi Davis dismissed all charges against Ernest Thomas, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Walter Irvin, known as the Groveland Four, during a proceeding at the Lake County Courthouse Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Tavares.
  5. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden serve dinner Monday during a visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., to mark the Thanksgiving holiday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  6. A leasing sign is seen at Parc at Wesley Chapel apartment complex in April in Wesley Chapel.
  7. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Nov. 4 that his office launched a criminal investigation into Eckerd Connects Community Alternatives, the agency that runs foster care in Pinellas and Pasco counties, after reports of accidents and improper care.
  8. Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash (16), center, celebrates along with Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena (56), left, and Rays first base coach Ozzie Timmons (40) after a playoff game in October.
  9. New research has found switching seniors to Medicare Advantage plans has cost billions of dollars more than having them stay them in Medicare.
  10. A manatee near the entrance to Three Sisters Springs on Kings Bay in Citrus County in 2014.
  11. Florida State University's "Unconquered" statue by Fritz White outside the south entrance to Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.
  12. The nation's entire electrical infrastructure needs upgrading and hardening against global warming, a project that will be partially funded by the new infrastructure bill.
  13. Visitors walk into Florida's Capitol building in Tallahassee.
  14. A health care worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a young woman during a vaccination event hosted by Miami Heat at FTX Arena in Miami, on Aug. 5, 2021.
  15. Members of the Florida House of Representatives during a legislative session in April. The Legislature will meet in special session beginning Monday to consider bans on vaccine mandates. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  16. This rendering depicts the planned auditorium at the Tampa Museum of Art.
  17. Container ships wait outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in October.
  18. Malalai Rostami (left), her mother and her younger brother at their new apartment near the University of South Florida in Tampa. Rostami and her family recently fled Afghanistan.
  19. Florida's State Board of Education meets on June 10 in Jacksonville, where a rule on assessing students with significant cognitive disabilities received six minutes of attention. [The Florida Channel]
  20. Former U.S. senator and VA administrator and Vietnam War veteran Max Cleland arrives on stage during the final night of the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
  21. Florida's roads and bridges need work.
  22. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, that his office launched a criminal investigation into Eckerd Connects Community Alternatives, the agency that runs foster care in Pinellas and Pasco counties. Recent accidents and incidents raised alarms about the level of care and supervision at the makeshift accommodation, the sheriff said. It comes just four days after the Florida Department of Children and Families announced that it will not renew the Clearwater nonprofit's $80 million contract.
  23. University of Florida president W. Kent Fuchs celebrates on Sept. 13 after an announcement the school was ranked a Top 5 public university by U.S. News & World Report.