Paul C. Tash

Chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Company and Chairman of Poynter's Board of Trustees

Paul C. Tash is the chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Company. A native of South Bend, Indiana, Tash graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University in 1976. He received a Marshall Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of laws degree from Edinburgh University in Scotland in 1978. He started with the Times that fall as a local news reporter. He also has been a Tallahassee reporter, the city editor, metropolitan editor, Washington bureau chief and executive editor for the Tampa Bay Times. From 1990-91, Tash was the editor and publisher of Florida Trend, a statewide business magazine owned by the Times Publishing Company. Tash is chairman of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a school for journalists, which owns Times Publishing. He also serves on the boards of the Pulitzer Prizes, the Associated Press and the Newspaper Association of America. He is a member of the Florida Council of 100, a group of business leaders. Tash is married to the former Karyn Krayer of St. Petersburg, a high school teacher, and they have two daughters in college. The Tampa Bay Times is an independent newspaper and Florida’s largest daily, with an average circulation of 260,265 and 407,001 on Sunday. The Times has won twelve Pulitzer Prizes, and it is consistently ranked among the country’s best newspapers.