Tampa Bay Times Outdoors Writer Terry Tomalin Dies
By JON WILSON, Consulting Editor, Tampa Bay Reporter
The award-winning reporter blazed new trails in his journalistic specialty.
Terry Tomalin, the Tampa Bay Times writer who shifted the role of outdoors journalism in Florida, died Thursday (May 19) after a heart attack. He was 55.
As it did all the journalistic community, the news shocked and saddened Tampa Bay Reporter staff members, and we offer hugs and condolences to Tomalin’s wife Kanika; his son Kai; and his daughter Nia.
The award-winning Tomalin moved outdoors writing from the old-school “hook-and-bullet” focus to a more inclusive approach that emphasized a range of adventure for all. It mirrored the love he held for his family and his embrace of anyone who sought to better understand the world outside. His own experiences generated many first-hand accounts, which were instructive, often inspiring and frequently filled with dry humor. Here’s a look back at some of Tomalin’s work, published in today’s Tampa Bay Times. http://bit.ly/1qyLRL7.
Arrangements have yet to be announced. We will keep you posted and we will write more about this iconic journalist.
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