Times Publishing Company Names New Board Members; Announces Promotion 

Friday, November 10, 2023 12:00am

 TAMPA BAY, FL – The Board of Directors of the Times Publishing Company is adding David Denor, Carolyn Fox, Jessi Navarro and Jay Rey as its newest members. 

Denor, 52, is the publisher of Florida Trend, a statewide magazine and website read by senior business executives, civic leaders and government officials. Before joining Florida Trend, Denor was vice president of business development for a full-service digital agency in Milwaukee. He also spent 15 years leading business and sales operations at Crain’s Chicago Business. 

Fox serves as managing editor of the Tampa Bay Times. In addition to overseeing the Times’ newsroom coverage, she also is responsible for its digital strategy and related products. Fox, 41, joined the Times in 2019. She also has worked at the Times Picayune in New Orleans as its managing editor and at Advance Local, where she directed content strategy and market communications for 11 news sites in the United States. Fox began her career at USA Today. 

Rey, 44, joined Times Publishing Company in 2007 as a sales manager at Tampa Bay Newspapers, a community newspaper group that covers Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough counties. Rey has held a variety of positions at the regional newspaper group, including as its general manager and associate publisher. Rey was named president and publisher of TBN in 2021. 

Navarro is chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the Poynter Institute, a school for journalists that owns the Tampa Bay Times. Before joining Poynter, she worked for the Tampa Tribune as a business and financial analyst and later as controller of TBO.com, the Tribune’s news website. Navarro, 40, also was a founding partner and chief financial officer of a digital media startup. 

The Times also announced a promotion for Joe DeLuca, one of its longtime senior leaders. 

DeLuca, 65, was named president of the Tampa Bay Times. During his more than two decades at the Times, DeLuca has served as executive vice president and general manager and led some of the company’s most important initiatives, including its Tampa edition and more recently, its strategic planning group. 

“All of these appointments add to the great talents and perspectives of our leadership team,” said Conan Gallaty, the Times’ chairman and chief executive. “They are innovators within our company and our industry. I have full faith in their ability to guide our future course.” 


About the Tampa Bay Times 

The Tampa Bay Times is widely considered one of the Top Ten newspapers in America and has won 14 Pulitzer Prizes. It is Florida’s largest newspaper and publishes tampabay.com – Tampa Bay’s largest local news Web site. Additionally, the company publishes the free weekly tbt*Weekend, an edition of the Tampa Bay Times, and Bay magazine. 

About Florida Trend 

Florida Trend is an award-winning business magazine read by 250,000 senior business executives, civic leaders and government officials each month. Delivered via print, mobile and e-newsletter, Florida Trend covers business news, executives, industry analysis, regional news round-ups and executive lifestyle. Special features focus on innovation, research and technology, personal finance, law, economic development, small business, travel and restaurants. FloridaTrend.com attracts 110,000 unique visitors and over a million page views monthly; daily e-newsletters reach 47,000 subscribers. 

About Tampa Bay Newspapers 

Tampa Bay Newspapers, Inc is the most comprehensive group of community newspapers in the Tampa Bay area. TBN produces five weekly newspapers in Pinellas County, including the Seminole Beacon, the Clearwater Beacon, the Largo Leader, the Beach Beacon and the Belleair Bee. The company also publishes three monthly newspapers in Pinellas County and produces the Suncoast News, which covers Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas counties. TBN is owned by the Times Publishing Company, which publishes the Tampa Bay Times, one of the Top Ten newspapers in America and winner of 14 Pulitzer Prizes. 

About the Poynter Institute 

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a global leader in journalism education and a strategy center that stands for uncompromising excellence in journalism, media and 21st-century public discourse. Poynter faculty teach seminars and workshops at the Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, and at conferences and organizations around the world. Its e-learning division, News University, offers the world’s largest online journalism curriculum, with hundreds of interactive courses and tens of thousands of registered international users. The Institute’s website, poynter.org, produces 24-hour coverage about media, ethics, technology and the business of news. The world’s top journalists and media innovators come to Poynter to learn and teach new generations of reporters, storytellers, media inventors, designers, visual journalists, documentarians and broadcasters. This work builds public awareness about journalism, media, the First Amendment and discourse that serves democracy and the public good.