Meet the new Intersect Media Board Member Tim Smolarick



Tim Smolarick happily admits that he is approaching 40 years of newspaper experience, serving as Publisher of the Highlands News Sun since June of 2017. Tim was also named Group Publisher and VP for the Highland’s News Sun parent Company DR-Media and Investments in January of 2018.

Tim hails from a small mountain community called Pocahontas, located in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Tim speaks of his love for his hometown and for the newspaper with equal passion.

Tim Smolarick

Tim has three grown children, 2 sons and a daughter. His eldest son remains in Virginia while his middle child, another son works in Tampa. His daughter is the youngest child and is currently enrolled at the University of South Florida.

Tim started his career with a newspaper in Clearwater Florida and has been a part of newspapers across the country including the Denver Post, and the Washington Times. Tim spent 25 years at the Tampa Tribune in both the Circulation and Advertising departments. After the Tribune; Smolarick joined Suncoast Media Group (Now DR-Media ) in 2011 as Publisher of the Venice Gondolier Sun.