Tom Hayden is Senior Engagement Editor for The News-Press Media Group. Hayden coordinates local editorials, the editorial board and other engagement opportunities within the community. Prior to taking this position four years ago, Hayden was editor of the Cape Coral bureau of The News-Press for 11 years. He came to Fort Myers in 1996, accepting the job as sports editor, a position he held for five years. Hayden was assistant sports editor and sports editor of The North Hills News-Record, just outside of Pittsburgh, from 1992-1996. He moved to Pittsburgh from Marion, Ind., where he was a writer and sports editor of the Marion Chronicle-Tribune from 1981-1992.
Born in Lafayette, Indiana, Hayden, 58, is a graduate of Ball State University. He has two daughters – Mary, a civil engineer in Boynton Beach, Florida, and Annie, who is a student at Florida Gulf Coast University.