Paul Tash

Paul C. Tash (born circa 1954) is the chairman and CEO of the Tampa Bay Times and Times Publishing Company,[1] which used to publish Congressional Quarterly—a publication that was sold to the Economist Group in 2009. He began working for the Times as a local news reporter. From 1990-91, he was the editor and publisher of Florida Trend, which was owned by Times Publishing.[2]


He is married to Karyn Tash, a high school teacher of the International Baccalaureate at St. Petersburg High School. Together they have two daughters. One is a physician at Duke University Medical Center and the other is a student at Duke Law School.[2]


In 1976, he graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University. Two years later, he attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland on a Marshall Scholarship, graduating with a bachelor of laws degree. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Edinburgh.[2]


Tash received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Indiana University in 2012. He was also selected to be inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame.[2]


In 2006 he was made a member of the Pulitzer Prize board,[3] the Associated Press, and the Committee to Protect Journalists. He is also a member of the Florida Council of 100, a group of business leaders.[2]


  2. "Paul C. Tash". Times Publishing Co. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  3. Paul Tash biography,, January 5, 2007. Retrieved on May 22, 2008.

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