April 10, 2020

For Immediate Release


Shilpa Hegde

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The Florida Phoenix Announces Award-Winning Journalist and Author Craig Pittman as Contributor

Pittman to Provide Weekly Column on Environmental Issues

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Phoenix, an award-winning, nonprofit news outlet announced today that Craig Pittman has joined the outlet as a regular contributor starting April 9th. Pittman most recently served for over two decades at the Tampa Bay Times as an Environment, Growth and Development reporter.

“Floridians cherish their environment, from the Everglades to sugar-sand beaches and state parks to fragile coral reefs and the iconic and endangered Florida panther. That’s where award-winning journalist Craig Pittman comes in. We are thrilled to welcome Craig as a weekly contributor to the Florida Phoenix,” said Diane Rado, Editor-in-chief.

A native Floridian, Pittman has covered a range of issues from natural disasters to the Florida legislature over his long career. Pittman is also a renowned author of five books, including Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, a New York Times bestseller and Florida Book Awards gold medal recipient.

“I feel as lucky as a lottery winner to be working again with editor-in-chief Diane Rado and to be on the same roster as the stellar columnists Lucy Morgan and Diane Roberts,” said Pittman.

The Florida Phoenix is part of States Newsroom, the nation’s leading network of state-based nonprofit news outlets. States Newsroom operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded exclusively by the generous contributions of readers and philanthropists. The network is committed to supporting fact-based, non-partisan news to the public at no cost and ad-free.