BA (1981); Executive Editor and Vice President, St. Petersburg Times. Brown served nine years as the Times' managing editor. He was named to the board of directors of the newspaper's parent, Times Publishing Co., in 1997. Under Brown's leadership, the St. Petersburg Times has become the largest newspaper in Florida and been recognized among the nation's best written and designed papers. In 2009, the Times was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes—for feature writing, and for national reporting for its innovative fact-checking website, PolitiFact.