Tim Povtak, Senior Content Writer at Asbestos.com

Tim Povtak

Senior Content Writer

Tim Povtak is the Senior Content Writer for Asbestos.com. He frequently speaks with mesothelioma researchers, surgeons and patients.

About Tim Povtak

Fast Facts
  • Tim has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a master's degree

  • He spent 29 years writing for the Orlando Sentinel

  • Tim joined The Mesothelioma Center in June 2011

  • He is inspired by the tenacity and courage of mesothelioma survivors

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.

Tim Povtak's Latest News & Blog Posts

Cancer Incidence Rising Rapidly Around the World
Bittersweet Ending to Asbestos Cleanup in Libby, Montana
Early Screening Key to Reducing Lung Cancer Deaths

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Last Modified November 7, 2018

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