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Jessica Meszaros

Reporter/Host

Since 2012, I’ve been a voice on public radio stations across Florida - in Miami, Fort Myers, and now Tampa.

Hosting All Things Considered and reporting on the environment for WUSF are my main roles, of which I feel honored to perform regularly for our listeners and readers.

My goal as a news anchor is to make the listeners feel as if I’m talking directly to them, while being informative and maintaining an appropriate tone. As a reporter, I enjoy giving the audience an immersive sensory experience by using active sounds and descriptive writing.

Some of my hobbies, like camping, hiking and kayaking, have coincided with my beat to continue giving me a fresh take of the human experience within the natural world.

Born and raised in South Florida, I’m a second-generation immigrant. My mom and dad both escaped communist countries — Cuba and what was then known as Czechoslovakia, respectively. I feel that my family’s unique background gives me a deeper understanding of the complexities each person brings to a story.

If you have a story idea about the environment or sustainability, you can contact me either on Twitter @JMMeszaros, or by email at jmmeszaros@wusf.org.