Joe DeLuca

Publisher Tampa edition and

Joe DeLuca is a vice president and is publisher of both the Tampa edition of the Times and He has overall responsibility for leading strategic growth initiatives in Hillsborough and central and east Pasco counties, and he also serves as publisher of tbt* Tampa Bay Times, the company’s free daily tabloid. His current leadership portfolio also includes Consumer Marketing and Operations. He serves on the company’s executive team and board of directors. DeLuca originally joined the Times in 2001 as Director of Operations and was named a vice president and director of Operations in 2005.

Prior to joining the Times, DeLuca was production director of the Hartford(Conn.)Courant, where he also managed the newspaper’s commercial printing division, including the printing ofInvestor’s Business Daily for the northeast region. He is a graduate of the University of Hartford with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

[FL-E 0301] - Epiphany XLX: Tampa publisher & V.P. and publisher, Joe DeLuca, The St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. (2:17)

Joe DeLuca was a college kid, working the late shift on the copy desk in Hartford, Conn., when the phone rang, and it woke him up to a metropolitan newspaper’s special place in its community.