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Jessica Barron

Digital News Intern

Jessica Barron is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news intern for fall 2018.

She obtained her bachelor’s degree from USF Tampa in Mass Communications and is currently a graduate student at the USF Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications majoring in Media Studies. Her goal is to one day work in Washington D.C. as a broadcast journalist and news director. 

Jessica is a former intern for Explica Media and is currently a reporter for the News in 90 program from USF's Housing and Residential Education.

Wikimedia Commons

Thanksgiving is almost here and that means travelers will be headed to see loved ones – or hoping for a quick getaway.

Steve Newborn / WUSF Public Media

Counties across the Tampa Bay area are racing to meet the required Thursday 3 p.m. deadline to recount votes in three statewide elections.

Tampa Electric

Tampa Electric’s solar panel project is facing pushback from residents in Pasco County, as homeowners have filed lawsuits against the installation of the facility.

Vigil services are being held throughout the Tampa Bay area this week to honor the 11 people killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27.

Pasco County Media Relations & Communications

Around 65 patients with special needs displaced by Hurricane Michael are finding shelter at the Mike Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter in Pasco County.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Pasco County will soon be home to a new 114,000-square-foot veteran’s outpatient clinic.

OverDrive

A 42-foot long traveling exhibit that is crossing the country to encourage digital reading is coming to the Tampa Bay area.

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will be stopping in Ruskin on Thursday and Largo on Friday to educate the community on using digital books.

Pixabay.com

Tampa Bay school districts are working to implement new safety measures based on assessment feedback.

Tampa Port Authority

Port Tampa Bay welcomed their one millionth passenger last week, setting a new record for the port.

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

Florida’s general election this November is expected to see an increase in voter turnout and multiple counties are recruiting more election workers to help with the bigger crowds.

PolitiFact Florida

March for Our Lives Tampa is hosting a concert Saturday aimed at getting young people to vote in November. Bands And Ballots is part of the national voter-education and registration drive that began in June by student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.