Amy Hollyfield, Senior Deputy Editor

Amy Hollyfield

Senior Deputy Editor

My heart is in Florida politics, but my job as senior deputy editor for news covers all of Tampa Bay life. Traffic. Education. Health Care. The Good Samaritan story, the unexpected surprise. I also work with PolitiFact and was part of the team awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. My home state is Michigan, but I've lived in Tampa Bay for more than 20 years, raising two daughters and proudly watching two downtowns grow into remarkable destinations. Underneath it all is my commitment to the Tampa Bay Times, a company that cares deeply about this community. As do I.

All the best moments from Tuesday’s Democratic debate

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) John Minchillo  |  AP
Impeachment dominates. Bernie Sanders looks fine. Biden defends his son. And Elizabeth Warren is finally being treated like a frontrunner.

Rays fans, what a shame that you aren’t supporting this team

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell leaves the field after closing out the side with a strike out during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox on Monday, rows of open seats in the background. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times
Attendance on Monday night was pathetic. And it’s the final week of a playoff push.

We’re such losers compared to these two judges on this week’s Winner/Loser in Florida politics

Florida Supreme Court Justices Barbara Lagoa, left, and Robert Luck, right, were appointed to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta by President Trump. Florida Supreme Court
Ok losers, who needs access to our state politicians, anyway?

You can #BetheThunder with this new Tampa Bay Lightning specialty license plate

The state of Florida released a new design for the Tampa Bay Lightning specialty license plate. (Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
The team’s signature blue color shines.

Rick Scott’s Navy cap hangs around on this week’s Winner/Loser in Florida politics

But many Floridians showed their better angels in a hard week for the Bahamas.