Jessica Meszaros

Host, Reporter

Jessica Meszaros is a reporter and host of All Things Considered for WGCU News.

She won two Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards  in 2016 for best newscast and best writing. She also won second place in the 2016 Sunshine State Awards for her general coverage of Florida's environmental issues. 

Jessica was previously a multimedia reporter for Miami’s public radio station, WLRN Radio, for more than two years.

In the summer of 2013, Jessica interned for NPR's All Things Considered  in Washington D.C. She has a background in newspaper reporting from her summer 2014 internship with the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida.  

Jessica graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Honors College.


Jessica Meszaros / WGCU

  Two Lee County assistant principals are relieved because their one-year-old son no longer has to wear a helmet that was reshaping his head for 23 hours a day. The helmet was created using a 3-D laser scanner in Fort Myers. 

Jasper Biggar was born with tightness in his neck, causing his head to favor one side more than the other. After about three months, that limited range of motion led to plagiocephaly-- also called “flat head syndrome.” Experts say between 15 and 20 percent of children get it.

Jim Bennight

  Scientists will track three Reddish Egrets at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. They’ve been tracking two on the island over the last year. The new additions are expected to give insight on sea-level rise in Florida.

Jessica Meszaros / WGCU


Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife is pressing for a city ordinance to protect Burrowing Owls. It doesn’t think the current state laws are strong enough. The potential city ordinance could take between six months and a year to accomplish.

Pascha Donaldson checked up on one of the 3,000 owl burrows she regularly visits in Cape Coral. This burrow was on the front lawn of a foreclosed home in the southwest part of the Cape.

Kenny Hinkle Jr. / Courtesy


UPDATE: Lake Okeechobee releases to the St. Lucie River are suspended until Monday due to blue-green algae.  

The algae contains low levels of a toxin called microcystin.