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Bethany Barnes

Board Member

Bethany Barnes is a reporter on the investigations team at the Tampa Bay Times. She came to the Times from The Oregonian, where her coverage of Portland Public Schools prompted the Education Writers Association to name Barnes the nation’s best education beat reporter in 2018. Before Oregon, Barnes wrote about prisons, courts and corruption in Las Vegas. Barnes is part of the team that produces Local Matters, a weekly newsletter that showcases local investigative journalism. Barnes has a bachelor’s degree in creative nonfiction and a master’s in journalism from the University of Arizona. Twitter: @betsbarnes


bbarnes@tampabay.com
Date elected: 2019
Term expiration: 2021
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