Chris Davis, the deputy managing editor for investigations and data for the Tampa Bay Times for the past five years, is moving to the USA Today Network, where he will lead investigative reporting stories at USA Today.
In his tenure with the Times, Davis led three Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting projects, including this year’s winner for Local Reporting for its “Failure Factories” series on how five once average St. Petersburg schools became some of the worst in all of Florida.
Davis also led the reporting that went into the joint effort between the Times and Sarasota Herald-Tribune that won a 2016 Pulitzer for Investigative Reporting for its year-long examination of Florida’s six primary mental health hospitals.
“We’re thrilled to add such a deeply experienced and talented team member of Chris’ caliber,” said USA TODAY NETWORK Chief Content Officer Joanne Lipman. “Having Chris on board demonstrates our ongoing dedication to deepening the level of our investigative capabilities NETWORK-wide and propelling them to new height
“I’m excited by the chance to join the USA TODAY NETWORK and help build on its commitment to strong journalism and deep investigative work,” Davis told the USA Today. “We have a unique opportunity to combine resources and to collaborate across multiple newsrooms to create groundbreaking, impactful reporting.”
Before joining the Times in 2011, David was an editor at the Herald-Tribune, he wrote or edited an additional two Pulitzer finalists plus the 2011 Investigative Reporting winner.