Henderson, Kaufman & Jackson Join The Team

Genesis Communications is proud to announce a new relationship with longtime Tampa Tribune columnists Ira Kaufman, Tom Jackson and Joe Henderson as contributors to digital publications NewsTalkFlorida.com and SportsTalkFlorida.com

Providing unique content, this move enhances and enriches the user experience for each the web sites’ audiences.  Kaufman, Henderson and Jackson bring over 70 years of combined journalism experience working in Florida markets to the Genesis Communications family. This will give readers’ a more wholesome consumption of sports, politics and regional news.

“I’m very excited to join the Genesis Communication family and to enter into this new chapter of my working life.” Joe Henderson said in a statement. “There’s never a lapse of things to write about in Florida. That’s true in news and sports and I plan to contribute in both areas.”

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“It is both a pleasure and an honor to add such a talented trio to our multi-platform digital team, said Genesis Digital Director Jim Williams. “Joe Henderson and Tom Jackson have been friends of mine for nearly 40 years, so I can say without hesitation that few people understand the Bay Area better than they do. The work they have done at the Tampa Tribune has entertained and enlightened generations of readers in the Tampa Bay area and throughout the state of Florida.”

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“Then you add the talents of the brilliant Ira Kaufman, who is one of the most interesting and influential sports columnists to the mix and we now have three Hall of Fame writers who we will be showcasing on all of our many platforms to a whole new audience and sponsor group.”

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All three will begin working immediately to give the Florida region their trademark content on both sites. Henderson, Kaufman and Jackson will be involved in podcasts, live, as well as posted video projects and be frequent contributors to the Genesis Communications radio group.

This new relationship forms a foundation in the changing digital media landscape throughout the state of Florida. NewsTalkFlorida.com and SportsTalkFlorida.com are actively signing up affiliates statewide with the goal of being the Sunshine States’ most comprehensive FREE news and sports portal.

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.