PBS and NPR for Southwest Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
resize_0.png

Andrea Perdomo

Reporter

Andrea Perdomo is a reporter for WGCU News. She started her career in public radio as an intern for the Miami-based NPR station, WLRN. Andrea graduated from Florida International University, where she was a contributing writer for the student-run newspaper, The Panther Press, and was also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter. 

  • Collier Schools unveiled safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on school campuses for the upcoming fall semester in a video.
  • State health officials reported 4,181 new cases of COVID-19, Monday, increasing Florida's total to 536,961 cases.The Florida Department of Health also reported 91 new coronavirus related deaths, Aug. 10, bringing the statewide death toll to 8,277 fatalities. Monday's reported number of deaths is one of lowest daily increases in weeks, and the daily increase in reported cases of the virus has remained below 10,000 cases for the last two weeks.
  • We're discussing the instructional models the School District of Lee County is offering for students this upcoming fall. Our guests are Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Jeff Spiro, the Director of Curriculum for Elementary Schools, Dr. Bethany Quisenberry, and the Director of Curriculum for Middle/High School Candace Allevato.
  • We're discussing the instructional models the School District of Lee County is offering for students this upcoming fall. Our guests are Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Jeff Spiro, the Director of Curriculum for Elementary Schools, Dr. Bethany Quisenberry, and the Director of Curriculum for Middle/High School Candace Allevato.
  • A recent effort to revamp the “Welcome to Immokalee” signs is being revisited by the Collier County Community Redevelopment Agency.WGCU’s Andrea Perdomo reports the agency is looking for local artists to submit proposals for the signs.
  • Families in the School District of Lee County were given the option to choose among four instructional models for their children for the upcoming fall semester.WGCU's Andrea Perdomo spoke with Lee School's Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jeff Spiro who broke down what those options are and how they will be implemented.
  • State health officials reported 4,752 new cases of COVID-19, Monday bringing the statewide total to 491,884 cases.Monday's reported new cases of the virus mark the lowest single-day increase since June 26, when the Florida Department of Health reported 3,366 new cases. June 26 was also the same day Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered bars to close for a second time since the beginning of the pandemic.Monday also marked the ninth consecutive day the state has reported fewer than 10,000 new cases of the virus in a single day.
  • Hendry County residents and businesses that have been directly affected by COVID-19 can apply for financial assistance through HendryCares starting August 3rd.
  • Thursday marked the third consecutive day state health officials reported a new record-high number of coronavirus-related deaths in a single day. The Florida Department of Health reported 253 deaths, July 30, increasing the statewide total to 6,586 fatalities.State health officials also reported 9,956 new cases of COVID-19, Thursday, for a total of 461,379 cases. Yesterday marked the 37th consecutive day the state has reported more than 5,000 new cases in a single day.
  • State Health officials reported another record, Wednesday, for coronavirus-related deaths with 216 new fatalities. July 29 marked the first time the Florida Department of Health has reported a single-day death toll exceeding 200 deaths.So far this month, Florida has seen 2,783 reported deaths for a total of 6,457 fatalities. 2,836 of Florida's COVID-19 deaths, accounting for nearly 44% of Florida's overall death toll, have been among staff and residents of long-term care facilities.