ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The chairman and CEO of the Tampa Bay Times has been elected chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Columbia University, which administers the Pulitzer prizes, announced Wednesday that Paul Tash is the board's new chairman.
He succeeds co-chairmen Gregory Moore, editor of the Denver Post, and Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times.
Tash joined the Times in 1978 as a local news reporter. He later covered state government in Tallahassee and worked as a local news editor before becoming Washington bureau chief and then the paper's editor.
Tash is also chairman of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a school for journalists and media leaders, which owns Times Publishing. In addition, he serves on the board of The Associated Press.