Julio Ochoa

Julio Ochoa is editor of Health News Florida.

He comes to WUSF from The Tampa Tribune, where he began as a website producer for TBO.com and served in several editing roles, eventually becoming the newspaper’s deputy metro editor. 

Julio was born and raised in St. Petersburg, and received a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and worked at a paper in Greeley, Colo., before returning to Florida as a reporter and as breaking news editor for the Naples Daily News.

Contact Julio at 813-974-8633, on Twitter at @julioochoa or email julioochoa@wusf.org.

A Florida organization that helps people sign up for insurance through the federal marketplace will have its funding cut by nearly $1 million.

For the millions of people who are still without power across Florida, heat illness can be a concern.  

More than 1.4 million customers in the Tampa Bay area were still without power as of 3 p.m. Monday, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

As Texas recovers from Hurricane Harvey, Floridians may be wondering how well the state could weather a similar storm.

AAA says Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into the Texas coast and is causing widespread flooding, could cause a 5- to 15-cent surge in gas prices across Florida this week.

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