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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. 

In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as intern coordinator for WUSF News. 

He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. Mark graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

Mark has won a number of honors as a reporter, including a pair of regional Edward R. Murrow awards, a Silver Telly award for the documentary, “Plant City Goes to War,” and multiple awards from the Associated Press Florida Broadcasters, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists.

Contact Mark at 813-974-8693, on Twitter @wusfschreiner or by email at mschreiner@wusf.org.

  • Forecasters say heavy rainfall from Grace could impact portions of Cuba, the Bahamas, and Florida by mid to late week — but the forecast uncertainty is much higher than usual.
  • Wednesday's report of 24,753 new cases topped the previous high of 23,958 recorded on Friday.
  • Thursday's report only trails the 21,683 cases reported on July 31.
  • Judge Stephen Merryday granted a preliminary injunction, meaning the CDC cannot enforce its orders for the resumption of cruises in Florida. However, the injunction has been stayed until July 18.
  • Fish kills have been reported in several locations along Pinellas gulf beaches, in the Intracoastal Waterway, and Boca Ciega Bay.
  • WWE is dividing what used to be a one-day extravaganza into shows on Saturday and Sunday, allowing 25,000 fans each night into Raymond James Stadium, the same spot where WrestleMania was set to take place last year.
  • State health officials reported 5,294 new COVID-19 cases and 87 deaths on Wednesday. So far, more than 5.8 million people in Florida have received a vaccine including more than 2.5 million people who have received a first dose and more than 3.3 million who have either completed the two-shot series or received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.Vaccine eligibility in Florida will expand next Monday, April 5, to include anyone 18 and older. Sixteen and 17-year-olds will be eligible, Monday, for the Pfizer vaccine with parental consent.Gov. Ron DeSantis says he’ll take emergency action to prevent government or businesses from requiring the vaccine or a vaccine passport system. Meanwhile, the Biden administration says it will not issue a federal mandate requiring proof of inoculation. The White House will be letting private companies handle the logistics for vaccine passports.Farmworkers in Homestead spoke with Miami-Dade officials this week as they push for vaccine access. Time is short before changes in the growing season prompt migrant farmworkers in Florida travel elsewhere.Attorneys general from 13 states, including Florida, have filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration over a provision in the federal stimulus that bars state governments from using the relief funds to offset tax cuts.Gov. DeSantis announced Wednesday that principals and teachers at Florida's K-12 public schools will receive $1,000 bonuses similar to the $1,000 bonuses he announced two weeks ago for first responders.
  • The proposed $1,000 bonus will go to more than 3,600 principals and nearly 180,000 full-time classroom teachers.
  • The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports a fellow officer recently filed an anonymous complaint against Chief Bernadette DiPino over comments she made about a homeless man. DiPino's resignation goes into effect Friday.
  • The WWE and the PGA Tour are moving events to the greater Tampa Bay region.