By: E&P Staff
Stephen Buckley, managing editor of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, has been named publisher of tampabay.com, a new position.
Buckley, 41, has served as managing editor since 2005. He started at the paper as a 16-year-old intern, and went on to become a metro reporter for The Washington Post before working as a foreign correspondent in Nairobi, Kenya, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Buckley rejoined the Times in 2001 as a national reporter and was named managing editor in 2005.
Tampabay.com has averaged 1.5 million unique visitors monthly in the past six months and has been on E&P?s list of top 30 largest newspaper Web sites for the past three months.
The Times has not yet named Buckley?s successor as managing editor.