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Former Tampa Bay Times reporter Anne Lindberg joining Extensive Enterprises Media

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Former longtime Tampa Bay Times reporter Anne Lindberg is returning to local reporting, joining Extensive Enterprises Media.

Lindberg will primarily cover Pinellas County government and politics in her new gig. She spent 23 years with the Times before leaving the paper in 2015. During that time, she covered a number of local governments and events in a variety of Pinellas cities.

“If there is anyone who knows Pinellas government and politics better than Anne, I have yet to meet them,” Extensive Enterprises’ Peter Schorsch said Monday night. “The truth is, I told Anne she was hired before she could ask for a job; her insights and reporting are just that valuable.”

Lindberg spent the past nine months working for the city of Pinellas Park as the communications and marketing manager.

“I have always loved being a reporter and could not pass up the opportunity to work with Peter and his team in this new medium,” Lindberg said. “I am excited by the possibilities.”

A Charleston, South Carolina native, Lindberg graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Zoology, from the University of South Carolina with a JD, and received her Masters degree in journalism from USC.

 

 

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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