Nada Blassy

Nada Blassy is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news intern for summer 2018.

Having grown up in the Tampa area, Nada is passionate about telling community stories. She is now in her senior year, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, with a concentration in broadcast news. She is a multimedia journalist for Florida Focus, a USF news brief show, and a content creator for the USF Digital Network.

Nada is also fluent in Arabic, is a member of the Global Citizens Project at USF and is an Honors College student.

Advances in DNA technology are guiding police departments in Tampa Bay to identify suspects from small and dated samples. That’s helping law enforcement close cases that have been on the books for decades.

Allegiant Air canceled more than a dozen flights into and out of the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport today through June 21. They say it is due to a delay in putting their new aircraft into service.

Community conversations following mass shootings like the Pulse Night Club and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland are prompting the Tampa Police Department to host several Active Shooter Awareness seminars throughout this month.

Supporters of an amendment to ban greyhound racing in Florida launched their campaign Monday at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, with several grassroots speakers and Republican Senator Dana Young.

Just in time for hurricane season, Sarasota County is introducing a plan to help transport people who can’t drive to evacuation centers.