Michelle Corum

Manager, Radio Reading Service / Host, "Morning Edition"

Michelle Corum joined WJCT as "Morning Edition" host in late 2012 and brought with her more than 10 years of experience as an announcer and reporter for public radio stations in Lawrence, Kansas, and Interlochen, Michigan.

Her news and feature stories have aired on NPR and the Great Lakes Radio Consortium, and her anchoring and reporting have been recognized for numerous broadcasting awards, including the Florida AP Broadcasters Best Radio Newscast of 2015.

Michelle earned a Master of Science in Administration (MSA) degree from Central Michigan University in 2000 and holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Troy State University in Alabama.

In addition to coordinating volunteers for WJCT's Radio Reading Service for seeing-impaired listeners, she is also on the faculty of American Public University, and she teaches communication courses online.

Ways to Connect

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Jacksonville’s City Council approved one and a half million dollars to begin the work necessary to potentially demolish the elevated downtown expressway system connecting the Hart Bridge to downtown.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

The Vision Education and Rehabilitation Center (VERC), held a blindness awareness event at the Florida State College at Jacksonville’s downtown campus Thursday.   

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

While hurricanes Matthew and Irma certainly did a lot of damage, some beauty has also resulted from the storms. One person’s debris is the mother lode of timber for Jay and Andrew Morse.


Matthew Moses
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Jacksonville’s Ortega section, off Timuquana Road on the Westside, is among the neighborhoods still working to recover from the big mess left by Hurricane Irma.


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Drivers in Jacksonville are finding many gas stations are out of regular-grade gas — if there’s any at all. And roads are getting congested as mandatory evacuations in coastal areas have been ordered from the Florida Keys up to Southeast Georgia.

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The Jacksonville Humane Society is giving away free cats and kittens this weekend. Adoption fees are normally $50 to $75 dollars per cat.

ICARE Assembly
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More than 1,500 people were at Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville on Thursday for an assembly of the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment, which continues to apply pressure to leaders about community problems.


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Debris from fallen trees and washed-up trash from the river still litter the ground months after the Category 3 storm brushed the First Coast. Broken boards from the dock are scattered like leaves. A gate blocks off the dock and bears a large warning sign: “Keep off dock under repair,” in big red letters.

The remaining few yards behind the fence are dangerous and cannot be used.

Walter Jones Historical Park in Mandarin was home to the County Dock, but sustained extensive damage from the hurricane last October.

Sign hanging on fence.
Michelle Corum / WJCT News

A special education school, just east of downtown Jacksonville, is depending on donations to be able to serve more students.

The 25-year-old North Florida School of Special Education sits on several acres tucked away in Arlington, with enough space for a butterfly garden, an amphitheatre and a green house. 

Here, special education teachers work with students who have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities like autism or Down syndrome. The nonprofit school offers art and music classes, a track for exercise, and an urban farm where kids learn how to grow food.

River Club dining room decorated for a wedding
Gate Hospitality

The University Club on Jacksonville’s Southbank is closing this month after nearly 50 years of offering its members full-service dining with a spectacular skyline view.


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