Andrea Perdomo

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 also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter. 

We're now more than halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month, which extends from September 15th through October 15th. So, in honor of those of Hispanic heritage here in Southwest Florida, WGCU is featuring local Latinos from across the region — from all sorts of professions, genders and backgrounds.

Today, you'll hear the story of a man who's family has been running a restaurant in Immokalee for the last two decades. 


We're now more than halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month, which extends from September 15th through October 15th. So, in honor of those of Hispanic heritage here in Southwest Florida, WGCU is featuring local Latinos from across the region — from all sorts of professions, genders and backgrounds.

Today, you'll hear from the woman who's desire to inform the Southwest Florida Hispanic community led to the creation a national media company.  

 


We're now more than halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month, which extends from September 15th through October 15th. So, in honor of those of Hispanic heritage here in Southwest Florida, WGCU is featuring local Latinos from across the region — from all sorts of professions, genders and backgrounds.

Today, you'll hear the story of a man who says he was able to pursue a career in medicine because of the sacrifices his family made. 

 


 We're now more than halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month, which extends from September 15th through October 15th. So, in honor of those of Hispanic heritage here in Southwest Florida, WGCU is featuring local Latinos from across the region — from all sorts of professions, genders and backgrounds.

Today, you'll hear the story of a man whose career in journalism started in Venezuela but lead him on a journey which brought him to Southwest Florida. 


Last year about 80,000 people in the United States died from the flu. Department of Health epidemiologist Jennifer Roth explained that the flu season begins in October and runs until May. She shared some insight about the virus and how to prevent it with WGCU's Andrea Perdomo.


Over a hundred people toted lawn chairs and water bottles to the Burroughs Home and Gardens for a river-side chat about water quality.

La temporada del virus influenza comenzo este mes y durará hasta mayo. El Año pasado más de 80.000 personas en los EEUU murieron a causa de este virus. Es por ello que Jennifer Roth, epidemióloga  del departamento de salud compartió con nosotros algunos puntos importantes sobre este virus.

Qué es la influenza? Cómo se diferencia de un resfriado?

We are now more than halfway through National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15.  In recognition of those of Hispanic heritage here in Southwest Florida, WGCU reporters Rachel Iacovone and Andrea Perdomo are featuring the voices and perspectives of local Latinos from across the region from all sorts of professions, genders and backgrounds.  We’ll get a sneak preview of the weeklong series, airing weekdays at 8:45 a.m. during Morning Edition and at 5:45 p.m. during All Things Considered.

 

The Lee county School District was selected to participate in the nationwide initiative by  Sprint to provide high-speed wireless internet and mobile devices to one million, low-income high school students.

As the impacts of red tide have consumed headlines, the economic and environmental angles have been covered at length.  But at ground zero for the toxic algae bloom, the emotional impact is palpable.