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Alysia Cruz

Alysia Cruz is the WUSF Stephen Noble news intern for the fall 2019 semester. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida in Communication and is now enrolled at USF St. Petersburg, pursuing her Master’s in Digital Journalism & Design concentrating on food writing.

In the years since graduating from USF, Alysia has worked as a theatre and journalism teacher, running The Minotaur yearbook program and starting The Minotaur online newspaper at Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, FL. She also spent time working in TV production as a production coordinator and live theater as a stage manager.

Alysia hopes to become a food and travel journalist in the future, expanding reporting on these subjects within public media.

  • In response to multiple demands for reform, including flyers posted downtown during fourth of July weekend by the St. Pete Peace Protest movement, St....
  • The 10,059 new cases of COVID-19 reported by state health officials, Sunday, brings Florida's total caseload over the 200,000-case threshold for a total of 200,111 confirmed cases. July 4 marked a new one-day record of 11,445 cases of the virus.Sunday marked the 12th consecutive day the Florida Department of Health reported more than 5,000 cases in a single day.
  • Vice President Mike Pence was in Tampa Thursday for a meeting with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, where the pair discussed the state’s response to the...
  • Sunday marked the fourth consecutive day state health officials documented more than 3,000 new cases of the coronavirus in Florida in a single day.The Florida Department of Health reported a new record high number of daily cases of COVID-19, Saturday, with 4,049 cases. On Sunday health officials reported another 3,494 new cases bringing the statewide total to 97,291 cases.Since Friday, state health officials have reported 40 new coronavirus-related deaths increasing the statewide death toll to 3,144 fatalities.
  • State Health officials, Thursday, reported a new record high number of COVID-19 cases documented in a single day since the pandemic began.The Florida Department of Health reported 3,207 new cases of the virus, June 18, bringing the statewide total to 85,926 cases.State health officials also reported 43 new coronavirus-related deaths, Thursday, increasing the statewide death toll to 3,061 fatalities including 1,612 deaths in long-term care facilities.
  • According to an updated model by PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , Florida has the potential to be the next epicenter of the...
  • For the second consecutive day, the number of new cases of the coronavirus reported by state health officials topped 2,000 new confirmed cases.The Florida Department of Health reported 2,610 new cases of COVID-19, Wednesday, following Tuesday's single-day record high of 2,783 cases.The statewide total number of cases now stands at 82,719. State health officials also reported 25 new coronavirus-related deaths, June 17, increasing the statewide death toll to 3,018 fatalities.
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is continuing to ease restrictions related to the coronavirus, despite the state seeing record increases in new cases of COVID...
  • Despite court guidelines to release people accused of unlawful assembly, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri requested that more than 35 protesters...
  • As part of efforts to combat illegal immigration, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Department of Corrections are preparing to deputize state...