Jim Ash

Jim Ash is a reporter at WFSU-FM.  A Miami native, he is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print.  He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.

Ash has worked variously as a reporter, columnist and bureau chief.  His specialties include state politics, the judicial system and the environment.  His career has included coverage of everything from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and Hurricane Andrew to the Florida presidential recount.

Ash is a graduate of the University of Iowa where he earned a degree in English.  He spent his summers interning for newspapers, including the Austin-American Statesman in Texas.

A hiking enthusiast, Ash has explored most of the public trails in California's Big Sur.  He is an avid reader who enjoys traveling, exploring the Big Bend, and water sports.

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Jessica Palombo

Florida business groups are scrambling to fight back against a recent state Supreme Court ruling they say could cost business owners hundreds of millions of dollars.

The court struck down caps on attorneys’ fees in workers’ compensation insurance cases. WJCT business analyst John Burr breaks down the effects of that decision for News Director Jessica Palombo in this week’s Business Brief.


A group of Florida physicians is gearing up for the latest legal assault on a 2011 law that has come to be known as “docs versus Glocks.”

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hearing from thousands of Floridians who don’t want the West Indian manatee down-listed from endangered to threatened.

Lawmakers say they’re launching a campaign to promote a renewable energy amendment they voted last month to put on the August 30 primary ballot.

An outbreak of brown tide being blamed for a massive fish kill in the northern Indian River Lagoon is dissipating, according to the latest reports.

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