Amy Hollyfield, Senior Deputy Editor

Amy Hollyfield

Senior Deputy Editor

My heart is in Florida politics, but my job as senior deputy editor for news covers all of Tampa Bay life. Traffic. Education. Health Care. The Good Samaritan story, the unexpected surprise. I also work with PolitiFact and was part of the team awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. My home state is Michigan, but I've lived in Tampa Bay for more than 20 years, raising two daughters and proudly watching two downtowns grow into remarkable destinations. Underneath it all is my commitment to the Tampa Bay Times, a company that cares deeply about this community. As do I.

Lake County leans into its racist past on Winner/Loser of the week in Florida politics: Aug. 4 edition

Edmund Kirby Smith
Meanwhile, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieriís profile keeps rising.

Whatís the deal with Nikki Fried on Winner/Loser of the week in Florida politics?

Florida Cabinet meets in Jerusalem. Left to right: Attorney General Ashley Moody, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried. [Florida Channel]
Floridaís Commissioner of Agriculture sure has a funny way of taking a stand?

This Florida Republican did the right thing on Winner/Loser of the week in Florida politics: July 21 edition

Florida Department of Corrections Gadsden Re-Entry Center located in Havana Florida. Photo from the Florida Department of Corrections.
The Department of Corrections, however, continues a losing streak.

No stopping Florida motorists on Winner/Loser of the week in Florida politics: July 14 edition

This image shows cars backed up attempting to exit a parking garage on June 12 at Tampa International Airport. The image was sent by airport Vice President John Tiliacos to Conduent, the company that operates the SunPass system, on June 13. A SunPass problem caused the backup. The image was obtained in a records request with Tampa International Airport.
But President Donald Trumpís labor secretary has a bad week because of a deal he made long ago when he was the U.S. Attorney in South Florida.

Jimmy Patronis suffers again in Winner/Loser of the week in Florida politics

Florida Cabinet meets in Jerusalem. Left to right: Attorney General Ashley Moody, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried. [Florida Channel]
But Israeliís tourism economy scores a win, thanks to a very large Florida delegation.