Kristen Hare covers the local news industry and teaches local journalists as a faculty member for the Poynter Institute. She also writes a weekly feature obituary for the Tampa Bay Times and is the author of all three editions of “100 Things to do in Tampa Bay Before You Die.” Hare, a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, spent 5 years as the Sunday features writer and an assistant editor at the Saint Joseph (Missouri) News-Press, and five years as a staff writer covering race, immigration, the census and aging at the St. Louis Beacon. She also spent two years with the Peace Corps in Guyana, South America. Hare and her family live outside Tampa

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