Deborah Barrington dedicated 40 years to serving the public interest through her work as a journalist at Florida Flambeau, The Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, USA TODAY, and Industry Dive.
Highlights of her career include covering the Olympic Games in six countries and many Super Bowls. She worked as a reporter, copy editor, lead editor, assistant managing editor, and managing editor. Her most memorable achievement was and continues to be mentoring young journalists. Giving back and setting an example is inherited from her mother.
Deborah left Florida in 1989 but returned home to St. Petersburg in 2020. She retired in 2021. Her interests range from fishing, gardening, beach bumming, and woodworking.