Dalia Colon


Dalia Colón is a multimedia reporter/producer for WUSF. Previously, she held reporting jobs with the public media project 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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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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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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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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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.

Jim Shirley Loves WUSF

Jan 30, 2014
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For Jim Shirley, WUSF Public Media is a work of art.

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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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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.

The Splendid Table

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

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:

Paul Tash Loves WUSF

Dec 20, 2013
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Paul Tash, chairman and CEO of the Tampa Bay Times, knows quality journalism when he hears it.

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

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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.

Dick Hyman Loves WUSF

Nov 22, 2013
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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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Before he was a White House correspondent for NPR News, Scott Horsley cut his teeth at WUSF Public Media. He sent these messages in honor of WUSF's 50th anniversary.

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JazzSet host Dee Dee Bridgewater loves WUSF's news, information... and especially all that jazz.

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The hosts of The People's Pharmacy know the prescription for great radio.

Hal Mullis Loves WUSF

Oct 14, 2013
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All together now: Support for WUSF comes from the law firm of Trenam, Kemker Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O'Neill and Mullis.

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Arthur Guilford of USF Sarasota-Manatee doesn't just watch WUSF TV. He lives it.

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For WUSF Public Media Cornerstone Society members Courtenay O'Connell and Michael Sims, one radio just isn't enough. 

Mike Suarez Loves WUSF

Oct 3, 2013
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Tampa City Councilman Mike Suarez and WUSF Public Media are aging gracefully.

Pamela Mard Loves WUSF

Oct 3, 2013
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Listener Pamela Mard has found her "happy place."

Kai Ryssdal Loves WUSF

Oct 2, 2013
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Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal gives props to WUSF Public Media for its rich history of providing a wealth of information.

Peter Sagal Loves WUSF

Sep 27, 2013

For Peter Sagal, WUSF News is the gift that keeps on giving.

David Laxer Loves WUSF

Sep 27, 2013
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David Laxer knows that, like a fine wine, WUSF Public Media only gets better with age.

Judy Lisi Loves WUSF

Sep 24, 2013
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Straz Center CEO Judy Lisi applauds WUSF Public Media's 50th anniversary.

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In honor of WUSF Public Media's 50th anniversary, Sarasota Mayor Shannon Snyder offered this greeting:


NPR's Robert Siegel has been working in radio news for 40 years -- almost as long as WUSF Public Media.

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Part of being a tourist is exploring the local dining scene.

In August, 99 food trucks paraded from downtown Tampa to the Florida State Fairgrounds, setting a new record for the world’s largest food truck rally. The old record belonged to Miami, with 64 trucks.