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 Conan Gallaty.


  1. A deal to save Tampa’s historic Jackson House, upper left, is finally on the table. An editorial cartoonist's tribute, upper right, to Lucy Morgan. Summer Hoop performs during the Gasparilla Music Festival, lower left, in February. The festival would receive $86,666 from Hillsborough County for the 2024 event under a recommendation from the county's Cultural Assets Commission. Residents of Heritage Lake and Riverside Village, lower right, have been fighting the development of the 41-acre Oak Park property that straddles both areas for years.
  2. Albert and Alberta, the mascots for the University of Florida, at an NCAA college football game.
  3. Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. speaks as Gov. Ron DeSantis looks on during an event in Tampa on March 8.
  4. A rendering of the Tampa Bay Rays' new stadium in the Historic Gas Plant District in St. Petersburg. Courtesy of Hines
  5. Flooding lingers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on April 13 after heavy rain pounded South Florida.  (Joe Cavaretta /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
  6. Two farmworkers tend to crops in Homestead.
  7. The latest COVID-19 vaccine booster shots should be available across the U.S. as early as this week.
  8. A portion of Indian Rocks Beach is seen before and after Hurricane Idalia.
  9. Then-state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, talks with reporters in May 2017.
  10. Tampa City Council Chairperson Guido Maniscalco listens as Mayor Jane Castor presents her proposed 2024 budget on Aug. 3 at Old City Hall in Tampa.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a fundraising event for U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, last month in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  12. Pages from new guidelines detail how Florida families can spend school voucher money left over after a child’s private school tuition and fees have been paid. Allowable Items, which are supposed to have educational uses, include televisions, kayaks and individual trampolines.
  13. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor presents her proposed 2024 budget to the Tampa City Council on Aug. 3 at Old City Hall in Tampa.
  14. Satellite imagery of Hurricane Idalia as seen in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.
  15. These titles, checked out from the St. Petersburg Public Library, were among the books that drew the most complaints in Florida school districts over the last year. They are “Sold," challenged in 11 counties; “Tricks," (10); “Crank” (9); “Push” (8) and “Damsel,” one of five books challenged in seven counties.
  16. John Teasley, left, and Tyler Mitchell of Tallahassee help pass out cases of water in Perry on Thursday. Perry, the seat of Taylor County, felt the full impacts of Hurricane Idalia, which made landfall Wednesday morning.
  17. A row of damaged and destroyed homes sits on Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. More than 5,000 homes in Lee County were destroyed during Hurricane Ian in September 2022, and another 13,500 homes received "major" damage, according to data provided by the county.
  18. Satellite imagery from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Idalia on Wednesday morning.
  19. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Disney's Mickey Mouse.
  20. Number of city of Tampa employees.
  21. Riders enter and exit the SunRunner at Grand Central station.
  22. An airboat is seen hovering over Everglades wetland in Everglades National Park in 2021.
  23. The TECO Streetcar in Tampa has seen a resurgence of riders since the service became free in 2018. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]