Mark Katches, Executive Editor

Mark Katches

Executive Editor

I oversee the largest newsroom in the state of Florida. Before that, I served as editor at The Oregonian in Portland. And before that I oversaw the newsroom at the Center for Investigative Reporting. As a young boy I had a paper route, and, at the age of 13, I wrote my first newspaper article for a little weekly called the Millbrae Sun, not far from San Francisco. The editor paid me 3 cents a word, and I was hooked for life. I love my family, our two crazy cockapoos and our journalistic mission. I believe strongly that local journalism makes an important difference in our community while offering tremendous opportunities to engage with readers – our neighbors. Call or write any time.

Meet Tampa Bay Times Bucs photographer Monica Herndon

Staff photographer Monica Herndon aims the camera at offensive tackle Donovan Smith during a photo shoot this month. [MARK KATCHES   |   Times]
She can tell you all about hard knocks roaming the sidelines as a photojournalist covering football from preps to pros.

Tampa Bay Times' Newspaper in Education program serves more than 400,000 Florida students

ALICE HERDEN | Special to the Times
Inverness Middle School’s Civic Teacher Donald Whitaker helps students learn about journalism by using Tampa Bay Times newspapers.
The newspaper and digital edition are part of the curriculum at more than 500 schools in the Tampa Bay area.

Tampa Bay Times unveils newspaper racks that can stream video news and advertising

The Tampa Bay Times has unveiled a new type of newspaper rack equipped with a 24-inch monitor that can stream news and information at select retail outlets around the bay area. TimesVision is being installed in about 50 locations. This one is located at a Kahwa in St. Petersburg.
Video monitors will sit atop newspaper racks in select locations around Tampa Bay to stream news and information from the Tampa Bay Times.

Tampa Bay Lightning will be focus of hardcover coffee table book

Tampa Bay Times reporters Diana C. Nearhos (from left), Mari Faiello and Eduardo A Encina cover the Lightning from the first row of the press box at Amalie Arena at a recent game. They will all be part of the Times' team providing coverage of the NHL playoffs.
Tampa Bay Times will produce 160-page picture book commemorating historic season

Autopsy photos at John Jonchuck's murder trial prompt discussions about whether to publish

Defendant John Jonchuck watches as attorney's look at photographs of his deceased daughter Phoebe Jonchuck in court, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
The photos of young Phoebe Jonchuck's lifeless body were tough to view. Should they be published?