Retired Media Executive
Patrick Dorsey is the former publisher of Statesman Media, which includes the Austin American-Statesman, Statesman Studio, Statesman.com, Hookem.com, austin360, austin360 Radio and multiple other websites and niche publications. He is also a former vice president of Gannett, the Statesman’s parent company.
Patrick received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and went on to become a certified public accountant in Virginia. He began his career as an auditor with The Auditor of Public Accounts for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
He started in publishing with Gannett in 1993 as an internal auditor at their corporate offices in Virginia. He then served as a controller for Tucson Newspapers, Inc., in Tucson, AZ; director of finance for Army Times Publishing Company in Springfield, VA; group controller for Gannett Offset, also in Springfield, VA; director of finance of FLORIDA TODAY and group controller of the Gannett South newspaper group headquartered in Melbourne, FL. He was appointed publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat in 2005 and then publisher of the Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, FL in 2012, where under his leadership the newspaper won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. In 2018 Patrick was appointed publisher of the Statesman.
Patrick sits on the boards of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, United Way for Greater Austin and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation. He is a past board member for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota County Economic Development Corporation (past Chairman), The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, the Florida Press Association (past Chairman) and the First Amendment Foundation among others.
He and his wife Kecia have two sons and a daughter: Connor, Griffin and Makenna.