Times promotes veteran reporter and editor to city editor
By Times Staff Writer
Published September 9, 2005
CLEARWATER - Veteran Times reporter and editor Richard Danielson has been promoted to city editor, responsible for directing the daily, local news report in mid and north Pinellas.
Danielson, 43, was a Times reporter for 13 years before becoming editor of the North Pinellas Times news section in 2000. Based then in Palm Harbor, he supervised coverage of the portion of Pinellas north of Curlew Road.
As city editor, Danielson will be based in the Times office in downtown Clearwater, joining Clearwater managing editor Joe Childs, who announced the appointment Wednesday. Danielson will be the daily assigning editor for the staff of reporters and photographers responsible for covering Largo, Clearwater, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs and Oldsmar.
A longtime Clearwater resident, Danielson graduated from Clearwater High. He earned a bachelor's degree at Vanderbilt University, where he majored in history and political science, then began his reporting career at the Tampa Tribune in 1984. He joined the Times staff in 1987 as a local government reporter in Pasco County. Through the years, he covered the city of Tampa and was a general assignment reporter.
He and his wife, Cyndi Kibby, have a daughter, Elaine.