Stephanie Hayes, Deputy Editor, Features

Stephanie Hayes

Deputy Editor, Features

When I say I’ve had almost every gig at the Tampa Bay Times, I mean it. I left my job at a mall CD store many moons ago to work here, stocking the bathroom with Lysol and distributing faxes. These days, I’m Deputy Editor, Features, overseeing arts, entertainment and culture coverage for the Times. I’ve covered everything from local governments to higher education to nightlife, originated the Epilogue obituary feature and was performing arts critic. My passion is the creative side of life, and how arts and culture inform humanity. I’m co-host of the Times’ Life of the Party podcast, a stepmom, fledgling novelist, amateur makeup artist and avid hoster of shindigs with too much food. Find me in Dunedin, coolest town in Florida.

Life of the Party podcast: Our new year’s resolutions for a better party life

Lady Gaga backstage at the 76th Annual Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The PartyCast has goals, from RSVPing your way to truth, finding party games that don’t involve flip cup and helping out our host friends. Plus, Golden Globes fashion!

Life of the Party podcast: These guys are not invited to our 2018 party

Roseanne Barr in
The PartyCast drops the second of two bite-sized holiday episodes, and these pop culture ne’er-do-wells are uninvited from the festivities. We’re looking at you, Roseanne.

Life of the Party podcast: Who we would invite to our 2018 party

Paddington is invited to our party. Warner Bros.
The PartyCast drops a mini episode for the holidays, creating the ultimate party guest list out of 2018’s pop culture winners, from Paddington to Idris Elba.

Life of the Party podcast: Signs you’re watching a Hallmark Christmas movie

LifetimeBarry Watson and Melissa Joan Hart star in A Very Nutty Christmas on Lifetime.
Listen to this week’s Life of the Party podcast to explore the world of cable TV and Netflix Christmas movies, from perfect hair to small towns.

Travis Scott postpones his sold-out show tonight at Amalie Arena

Travis Scott performs at the Madness Fall Tour 2015 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. [Friday, December 11, 2015]  [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
Scott was scheduled to bring his Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour to Amalie Arena Monday. His management emailed the Times Monday afternoon.