Another Tampa Bay Times reporter quits for a PR job

The people overseeing Florida’s university system apparently liked the coverage they got from Tampa Bay Times higher education reporter Kim Wilmath because they just hired her as their $75,000 a year spokeswoman.

Wilmath, who is the fourth reporter to recently quit Poynter’s newspaper for a PR job, didn’t respond to an email I sent last week after hearing about her resignation.

* Board of Governors hires Tampa Bay Times higher education reporter (
* Another Poynter departure: Steve Myers leaves online managing editor post (

Earlier stories:
* “They’re dropping like flies over at the Tampa Bay Times” (
* Why Tampa Bay Times’ Tom Scherberger went to “the dark side” (