Tim Povtak is an award-winning writer and journalist with more than three decades of experience. He spent most of his career at the Orlando Sentinel before moving on to AOL. His work also has appeared in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe. He has served as a guest analyst on both television and radio.
Tim joined Asbestos.com in 2011 as Senior Content Writer, believing he could make a difference in raising awareness of mesothelioma cancer and the dangers of asbestos exposure. Tim earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Ohio University after growing up near the steel mills of Youngstown, Ohio, where exposure to asbestos products was extensive.
He is inspired by the courage and resolve of mesothelioma survivors, the dedication of the medical professionals helping these cancer patients, and the tireless work ethic of the families and advocates who refuse to concede.