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Carl Lisciandrello

Digital News Editor

Carl Lisciandrello is digital news editor of WUSF Public Media.

Carl has worked in the Tampa Bay media for nearly 40 years, starting as a clerk and part-time reporter in the Clearwater Sun sports department. He spent nearly 30 years in various positions at The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com, eventually becoming digital editor before joining the Tampa Bay Times as digital news editor in 2016.

Carl is a New Jersey native who likely can be found near a beach, at church, anywhere near downtown Safety Harbor, or enjoying a cigar with his buddies. He is a University of Florida graduate.

Contact Carl at 813-974-8661, on twitter @carlmarksWUSF, or by email at clisciandrel@wusf.org.

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Water Street Tampa announced it is bringing a “grocery anchor” to downtown Tampa with the arrival of a GreenWise Market in 2021.
WATER STREET TAMPA

By Carl Lisciandrello

Water Street Tampa announced Monday it is bringing a “grocery anchor” to downtown Tampa with the arrival of a GreenWise Market in 2021.

Tropical Storm Barry is producing gusty winds and dangerous rip currents along Florida's West Coast.
FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO EMERGENCY NETWORK

By Carl Lisciandrello

Tropical Storm Barry may be far from the Tampa Bay area, but its impact will still be felt locally well into the weekend.

Students at Ridgecrest Elementary School in Largo show off their drone flying skills to Governor DeSantis.
Carrie Pinakard / WUSF Public Media

By Carl Lisciandrello

The number of schools receiving an A grade increased by 63%, while the number of those receiving a grade of F dropped to just 15, according to number released by the Florida Department of Education on Thursday.

The low-pressure system that dipped into the Gulf of Mexico from Georgia strengthened into Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday morning and continues to make its way west, on a projected path toward Louisiana as a potential Category 1 hurricane.
FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO EMERGENCY NETWORK

By Carl Lisciandrello

The low-pressure system that dipped into the Gulf of Mexico from Georgia strengthened into Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday morning and continues to make its way west, on a projected path toward Louisiana as a potential Category 1 hurricane.

Updated projections released on Tuesday predict 13 more named storms will form in 2019, with six being hurricanes and two classified as major hurricanes.
NOAA

By Carl Lisciandrello

Researchers at Colorado State University are maintaining their prediction of a near-average 2019 hurricane season.

Police warn that celebrating the Fourth of July with gunfire can cause injuries and property damage.
Wikimedia Commons

By Carl Lisciandrello

St. Petersburg Police reported two incidents involving celebratory July 4 gunfire, including a baby who was wounded by an errant bullet.

A plane bound for Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg on June 30 struck a hangar after taking off from a suburban Dallas Airport, killing 10.
GOOGLE

Seconds before a small plane crashed at a suburban Dallas airport, killing all 10 people on board, the crew commented on a problem with the left engine, federal officials said Tuesday.

The Beechcraft BE-350 King Air struggled to gain altitude before veering to the left and crashing into a hangar at the Addison Municipal Airport on Sunday morning, killing the two crew members and eight passengers, witnesses and authorities said.

Stuart Sternberg
Steve Newborn / WUSF Public Media

Saying the Tampa Bay area is "simply not well-suited" to host a full 162-game baseball schedule, Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg spoke about his plan to split its home games with Montreal.

During an appearance Friday with the Tampa Tiger Bay Club, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said she takes “very seriously” her role as the “voice” of the Democratic Party.
Photo by Steve Newborn

As the only Democrat currently holding a statewide office, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried said she assumes a particular responsibility to make sure her party’s concerns are represented in Tallahassee.

So much so that she considers herself “the head of the party” in Florida.