Jessica Meszaros is a reporter and host of All Things Considered for WGCU News.
She won five Florida Associated Press Broadcasters awards in 2017: Two were for light news features, including coverage of the state's wild pig meat industry, and of local conversations about death preparedness. Jessica was also recognized for her live afternoon newscast discussing Florida's controversial death penalty process, and a toxic red tide algae bloom poisoning Southwest Florida's marine life. Her live call-in talk show about LGBT legislation in Florida and the deadliest year for the transgender community also won. And finally, Jessica won as part of the WGCU news team covering a local shooting that left two teens dead.
Her story on the state struggling to eradicate diseased and abandoned orange groves won an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for Excellence in Writing, and second place for Best Writing in PRNDI's Division B category in 2017.
Jessica was previously a freelance 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.