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Carl Lisciandrello

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Carl Lisciandrello
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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.

Tropical Storm Fay satellite image
NOAA

Tropical Storm Fay, the sixth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, is poised to move through the mid-Atlantic before drenching the Northeast this weekend.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Drone photo of the St. Petersburg Pier District
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG/YOUTUBE

This week, St. Petersburg is celebrating the opening of the new Pier District on the city’s waterfront.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Rick Kriseman speaking from the podium
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG/FACEBOOK

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman on Tuesday warned that the city might need to take additional action if the recent surge in coronavirus cases in Pinellas County doesn’t ease.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Cars lined up at drive-thru testing site at Tropicana Field.
St. Petersburg Police Department

More people are being tested for coronavirus in Florida as cases spike across the state. This is causing a logjam, not only in getting tested, but also in receiving results.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Sculpture in front of the St. Pete Pier
St. Pete Pier Facebook page

City officials kicked off the new St. Pete Pier’s Grand Opening week Monday evening.

The pier is the eighth in city history, and is the centerpiece of a 26-acre district along the waterfront.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure in the Florida Panhandle that is bringing humid conditions and could produce heavy rainfall in the greater Tampa Bay area to start the work week.

Janet Eckelman sculpture at the Pier District in St. Petersburg
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG/FACEBOOK

It’s taken two years and held up by the coronavirus pandemic, but St. Petersburg residents will finally get their first official glimpse of the revitalized Pier District on the city’s waterfront.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Building on fire during Tampa protests
CHAD CHRONISTER/TWITTER

Dozens of additional protesters face felony charges after demonstrations against police brutality in Tampa turned violent in late May.

Mike Pence profile photo
whitehouse.gov

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Tampa on Thursday to discuss the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

THE FLORIDA CHANNEL

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday slashed $1 billion before signing a $92.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, as he tries to keep lawmakers from having to come back to Tallahassee ahead of the November elections to address revenue shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

gas price sign
CARL LISCIANDRELLO/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

Florida’s recent surge in coronavirus cases could mean reduced prices at the gas pump once again.

According to AAA, the increase in cases could mean reduced travel – and as a result, reduced demand for gas and a leveling off of prices that increased when Florida officials began reopening the state a few weeks ago.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

DAYLINA MILLER/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

The consumption of alcohol at Florida bars was suspended Friday as Florida reported nearly 9,000 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Tampa Bay Comic Con will not be held next month.

Organizers announced the cancellation in a Facebook post on Wednesday, citing city officials' concerns about holding such a wide-scale gathering with the recent surge in coronavirus cases.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

The fourth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has formed in the North Atlantic, but is no threat to land.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Here are the latest figures as of Tuesday, June 23, according to the Florida Department of Health:

103,501 — Positive Tests | 3,238 — Deaths

Gov. Ron DeSantis at the podium
WFSU

Pointing to a “significant” increase in the number of coronavirus cases among younger people, Governor Ron DeSantis reiterated the need for Floridians to practice social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus.

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For the third consecutive day, the state of Florida set a record for the number of daily reported positive cases of coronavirus, surpassing 90,000 total cases.

Thomas Iacobucci/WUSF Public Media

After numerous delays, the St. Pete Pier in St. Petersburg has a new scheduled reopening date.

In a statement, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman announced it will now open on July 6 at 5 p.m.

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