Lee Zumpe

Lee Clark Zumpe, a professional writer and columnist with Tampa Bay Newspapers, is something of a rarity these days: He's a Florida native.


Born in St. Petersburg, Fla., Lee Clark Zumpe has spent his entire life in the Tampa Bay area. As an entertainment columnist with Tampa Bay Newspapers, he is familiar with the area's arts and entertainment venues, events and festivals as well as the many municipalities of Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.


Bachelor's Degree in English, Professional and Technical Writing; University of South Florida, 2002.

Lee Zumpe

I am a Pinellas County native and I have been writing for as long as I can remember. In 2002, my love for writing became my official career path as I completed a degree in English from the University of South Florida. Since then, my affiliation with Tampa Bay Newspapers has opened many doors: I have made new acquaintances in the local arts scene and established contacts with city and county media representatives. Traveling through the Tampa Bay area in search of stories to tell, I find that there is always something new happening here ... and I hope to share my discoveries with all of my About.com visitors.

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