Dalia Colon

Reporter/Producer

Dalia Colón is a multimedia reporter/producer for WUSF. Previously, she held reporting jobs with the public media project HealthyState.org and the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times). Among her professional honors are a Suncoast Regional Emmy and Press Club of Cleveland Award.

Dalia earned her bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Ohio University and master’s degree in Spanish education from Kent State University. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dalia still refers to soda as “pop”—and yes, she knows someone who knows someone who knows LeBron James.

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Education
10:01 am
Mon March 3, 2014

'Higher' Education: Medical Marijuana Tampa Teaches Business of Cannabis

The school's first professor of cannabis, Carlos Hermida, helps students review for an upcoming quiz.
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Meet the students and faculty of Medical Marijuana Tampa, a.k.a. cannabis college.

You may expect a lecture at cannabis college to sound like a scene from the stoner movie Half Baked.

Instead, it sounds like a lot of talk about light bulb wattage and ducting systems.

Major buzz kill.

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Education
4:42 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Why USF Tuition Could Decrease Next Year

Lower student fees leave more money for the important things, like pizza and iTunes downloads.
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Good news for broke college students -- which, last time we checked, was every college student. The price of attending the University of South Florida could actually decrease a bit next year.

This morning, the USF Board of Trustees voted to freeze most student fees and lower others, 10 News reports.

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Culture
9:24 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Golden Opportunity: Why Winter Olympians Train in Florida

Olympic figure skaters Nathan Bartholomay and Felicia Zhang perform a dress rehearsal at the Ellenton rink where they train.
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Find out what Disney World and the beach have to do with winter sports.

The Winter Olympics get underway today in Sochi, Russia, and more than a few Olympians trained in Florida. But how do Disney World and the beach help athletes prepare for ice and snow?

Strange as it sounds, there actually is a connection.

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Culture
8:43 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Video: Florida Figure Skaters Perform Olympic Dress Rehearsal for Hometown Crowd

Nathan Bartholomay lifts Felicia Zhang during a modified version of their free skate program at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex.
Credit Dalia Colón / WUSF

Today, figure skaters Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay will board a plane for Sochi, Russia, to compete in the Olympics.

But before they share their talent on the world's stage, on Friday the pair dazzled fans at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, where they've trained for about two years.

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Culture
2:54 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Jim Shirley Loves WUSF

Jim Shirley (holding sign) and his team at the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County wish WUSF a happy 50th anniversary.
Credit Dalia Colón / WUSF

Jim Shirley loves WUSF.

For Jim Shirley, WUSF Public Media is a work of art.

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Florida Matters
10:17 am
Tue January 28, 2014

In Helping Low-Income Workers, 'Money Alone Would Not Solve the Problem'

Today, Victor "Joseph" Doxa leads Doxa International Ministries in Tampa.
Credit Dalia Colón / WUSF

WUSF's Dalia Colón chats with Joseph Doxa about his transformation from being a Metropolitan Ministries client to serving on the organization's board.

Victor "Joseph" Doxa was a successful businessman with a six-figure salary and 7,000-square-foot home.

Then came the Great Recession.

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Culture
9:10 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Sidewalk Serenade: Piano Project Hits Downtown Sarasota

Kevin Lo plays "All of Me" on a piano outside Bohemian Bliss Boutique.
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You’re probably familiar with the sounds of downtown Sarasota -- traffic, birds chirping by Sarasota Bay. Now there’s a new sound in the mix: pianos.

Earlier this month, the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County debuted the Sarasota Keys Piano Project.

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Culture
12:04 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Lynne Rossetto Kasper Loves WUSF

Lynne Rossetto Kasper says WUSF knows the recipe for success.
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Hi, I'm Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table. WUSF brings you the news you need to know -- and the stories you want to hear. Some of this station's most memorable stories are about my favorite subject: food and drink.

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Culture
4:01 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Chris Brown and Stephen Tabano Love WUSF

After decades of listening to WUSF, attorneys Chris Brown, left, and Stephen Tabano finally get their chance to say, "This is NPR."
Credit Courtesy of Chris Brown and Stephen Tabano

Even casual listeners of WUSF Public Media have probably heard the name Trenam Kemker. The law firm has been supporting the station since its debut in 1963. Now, on behalf of Trenam Kemker, attorneys Stephen Tabano and Chris Brown wish WUSF a happy 50th anniversary.

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Culture
12:04 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

George Cretekos Loves WUSF

George N. Cretekos
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George Cretekos loves WUSF.

Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos spends a lot of time in his car, and WUSF is there to keep him company.

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Culture
11:31 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Sunshine SPJ Florida Diversity Award Entry: Dalia Colon

In support of the SPJ core mission encouraging diversity, WUSF is entering the work of Reporter and Producer Dalia Colon who has been with the station for more than four years.

She's an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists Tampa Bay Chapter, is fluent in Spanish and actively recruits student journalists of color to intern in our WUSF news room.

We are submitting five examples of Ms. Colon's radio work for the Sunshine SPJ Florida Diversity Award:

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Culture
12:11 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Paul Tash Loves WUSF

Big news: Paul Tash is a fan of WUSF.
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Paul Tash loves WUSF.

Paul Tash, chairman and CEO of the Tampa Bay Times, knows quality journalism when he hears it.

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Culture
4:37 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Charles Sanders Loves WUSF

Charles Sanders is a member of the WUSF Cornerstone Society, a group of donors who are the station’s philanthropic leaders.
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Charles Sanders loves WUSF.

For listener Charles Sanders, supporting public radio is a longtime habit. 

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Culture
10:44 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Whet Your Appetite with a Preview Tour of Tampa's Epicurean Hotel

Chad Johnson, executive chef at the Epicurean Hotel, stands in a model suite.
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Executive Chef Chad Johnson takes us on a preview tour of the Epicurean Hotel.

People come from all over the world to savor the food and wine of Tampa’s Bern’s Steak House. Now, after a great meal, they’ll have a place to lay their heads.

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Culture
1:06 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Dick Hyman Loves WUSF

We caught up with musician Dick Hyman in Clearwater Beach, where he was preparing to do his thing at the 2013 Suncoast Jazz Classic.
Credit Dalia Colón / WUSF

Musician and Venice resident Dick Hyman reflects on his relationship with WUSF Public Media, host Bob Seymour and all that jazz.

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