By: E&P Staff
Joe DeLuca, a vice president and Tampa publisher of the St. Petersburg Times, has been named publisher of TampaBay.com.
DeLuca, 52, will continue his responsibilities as publisher of the Times’ Tampa edition and tbt* Tampa Bay Times, the free daily tabloid. He joined the Times in 2001, and serves on the company’s executive committee and board of directors.
“Our next step in digital publishing is a big one,” Times Chairman and CEO Paul Tash said in a statement. “Digital is another dimension to our growth in audience and advertising share, and this move will reinforce that overall strategy.”
TampaBay.com’s previous publisher, Stephen Buckley, was recently named dean of faculty at the Poynter Institute.