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Two editors assume new roles at the St. Petersburg Times

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Two St. Petersburg Times editors have assumed new roles in the paper’s local news report.

Roy LeBlanc is the new editor of Neighborhood Times. Since joining the paper in 1988, he has been a copy editor, assistant city editor and city editor in Clearwater, an assistant sports editor and an assistant metro editor.

A graduate of Suffolk University in Boston, LeBlanc worked at three newspapers in his native Massachusetts before coming to the Times.

LeBlanc replaces Sandra Gadsden, the Neighborhood Times editor since 2005. As assistant metro editor for community news, she will lead a new initiative designed to get contributions from community-based writers into the paper and its Web site, She will continue her weekly column. More here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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