Michelle Corum

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

Michelle Corum joined WJCT as "Morning Edition" host in 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 (large market) of 2015 and 2017.

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.

Michelle manages WJCT's Radio Reading Service for seeing-impaired listeners.  She is also on the adjunct faculty of American Public University where she teaches communication courses online.

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Florida residents will soon be able get Amber Alerts in several new ways with a revised notification system on a new platform from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson wants to help shore up Florida’s coastal areas expected to suffer the most from climate change. 

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Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown is challenging incumbent Democratic state Senator Audrey Gibson.

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Student creativity and talent are being showcased this month in downtown Jacksonville as part of the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards. 

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Daily’s Place amphitheater will be turned into “Idea City,” according to One Spark organizers.

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The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization and the state Department of Transportation want to know what roads people are taking and why. 

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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.

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

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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