TBN names associate publisher

Tampa Bay Newspapers’ Advertising Director Jay Rey has been promoted to associate publisher of TBN and Suncoast News.

“Jay’s recent promotion to associate publisher is simply a matter of a title finally catching up to responsibilities,” said Dan Autrey, publisher of Suncoast News and TBN.

“With the addition of the Pasco Suncoast News Publications to our TBN group in June of 2016, Jay eagerly accepted additional responsibilities to help improve that operation. Although not unexpected, the results have been nothing short of outstanding,” Autrey said.

Since joining Tampa Bay Newspapers in April of 2007, Rey has been instrumental in the continued growth and success of Florida’s largest weekly newspaper group, Autrey said.

“As I ‘inch’ toward my own retirement, it is incredibly reassuring to know TBN’s future will be in such good hands,” Autrey said.

Rey said he “is very proud to be part of the leadership group for this great company.  TBN has provided me with the opportunity to grow and develop over the past 12 years and my hope is that I can continue to do so for years to come.  Dan and TBN have been wonderful to my family and I am so excited to help lead and shape the company’s future.”

Before joining TBN as retail sales manager, Rey served as regional sales manager for The Flyer in Fort Lauderdale for three years.

Rey has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida International University and a master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Rey lives in Dunedin with his wife, Jessica, and their two children, JD and Samantha.

He can be reached at