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. Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden reacts during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in 2018.
  2. When it departs from Port Tampa Bay on Saturday, Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas will be the first cruise ship to carry passengers out of Tampa since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
  3. Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022.
  4. Florida has issued 22 medical marijuana licenses but not one designated for a Black farmer.
  5. The Boston Red Sox celebrate after beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 in Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series on Monday.
  6. Orange County residents wait in line for COVID-19 testing at the Orange County Health Services services drive-thru site on Damon Road in Apopka on Aug. 20, 2021.
  7. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to journalists Dmitry Muratov, left, editor of Novaja Gazeta, and Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, for their fight for freedom of expression. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel and Aaron Favila, File)
  8. Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran
  9. The Tampa city skyline, left, on Monday and near right, a possible stadium site for the Tampa Bay Rays in Ybor City.
  10. “I Voted” stickers at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg in August.
  11. A rope swing, docked kayaks and people wading along the Weeki Wachee River bank are factors that have contributed to erosion and damage to vegetation.
  12. "I voted" stickers.
  13. Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into Houston neighborhoods from floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in 2017.
  14. Several member of St. Petersburg City Council seen through COVID shielding at a meeting in March.
  15. Medical workers at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida, work to stabilize a COVID-19 patient.
  16. Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of school at Sessums Elementary School in Riverview in August.
  17. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the chamber for a test vote on a government spending bill at the Capitol in Washington on Monday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  18. Florida's Cabinet: From left, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.
  19. A young boy wearing KN95 mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. He should have pinched it harder against his nose to create a better seal. (Credit Image: © Md Rafayat Haque Khan/ZUMA Wire)
  20. Dr. Joseph Ladapo, left, was named Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis as Florida's next surgeon general.
  21. Randy Arozarena #56, Nelson Cruz #23, Adiel Rodriguez, Manuel Margot #13, and Luis Patino #61 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrate clinching a playoff berth earlier this week.
  22. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, left, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., updates reporters on Democratic efforts to pass President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda, at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  23. Meridian Apartments on N 50th St. in Tampa is one of about 100 apartment complexes that participated in Tampa Police Department's Crime-Free Multi Housing program.