Brendan Rivers

Reporter

Reporter Brendan Rivers joined WJCT News in August of 2018 after several years as a reporter and later as News Director at Southern Stone Communications, which owns and operates six radio stations in the Daytona Beach area.

Originally from Clifton Park, New York, Brendan moved to Florida with his family in high school and has been here ever since. He has a bachelor's degree in music from New College of Florida and an associate's degree in music production and technology from Daytona State College.

Brendan had anticipated pursuing a career as a composer, arranger, music producer, and recording engineer, but an internship at WGCU, the NPR and PBS member station in Fort Myers, convinced him he should pursue a career in radio and public broadcasting.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Monday evening he will not step down from his position to be Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis’ running mate.

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Early voting is officially underway in Duval County in this month’s primary elections, and voter turnout is expected to be on the rise.

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The Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) announced Thursday morning that there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in the area.

Wilkinson Jr. High School's Facebook Page

The Children’s Home Society of Florida has announced it is hosting a “Farm Share Food Giveaway” event at Wilkinson Jr. High School in Middleburg on Thursday, Aug. 9, which is expected to help feed more than 1,000 Clay County families with fresh produce and groceries.

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The Jacksonville-based blues-rock group Tedeschi Trucks Band recently donated 38 brand new musical instruments, valued at $48,000, to Englewood High School.

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Elite Airways has announced it is postponing the start of twice weekly service between Rochester (Minn.) International Airport (RST) and Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) in St. Augustine as well as Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

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The Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled the NFL’s first in-stadium dog park on Monday, which officials say will help raise tens of thousands of dollars for the Jacksonville Humane Society.