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. 

Hurricane season officially began June 1, and the Lee County Emergency Management Department hosted an event on Monday to share resources and preparation tips for the season ahead. 

Big Hickory Island is one of many barrier islands that protect Southwest Florida's shores when storms batter the peninsula.

Love Pierre smiled broadly, as he approached the doors leading to the student services wing of Lorenzo Walker Technical College in Naples.

Staff members warmly greeted Pierre, 22, with hugs and smiles. Pierre was asked by the group of women to give a speech at the school's graduation ceremony on Thursday. 

Lynne Bruce is a workforce education advisor at the school. She first met Pierre two years ago while trying to help him get a textbook refund for a phlebotomy class.

A sea turtle nest found Monday on a Naples beach is the earliest one recorded since Collier County’s Sea Turtle Monitoring Program began keeping track over two decades ago.

About 50 people, including Lee County School District board members and Superintendent Dr. Gregory Adkins, gathered at the Lee County Public Education Center Tuesday evening to talk about school bus stop safety.


The cafeteria of the RCMA Immokalee Community School was decked out last Friday with balloons, streamers and banners in celebration of placing second in the nation for the 2019 Matific Math Games Challenge.  

Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Naples on Tuesday to make an announcement about hurricane recovery relief.

Republican U.S. Congressman Francis Rooney led an environmental excursion in Naples on Monday to spread the word about climate change in Southwest Florida.

United States Sen. Rick Scott was in Fort Myers on Friday to talk about passing federal legislation to tackle the rising costs of pharmaceutical drugs.

An event this Saturday in Fort Myers aims to break down the barriers that prevent black men from seeking health care. 

The Fort Myers Police Department released new facial reconstructions that were made from unidentified human skeletons that were found in 2007.

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Florida Gulf Coast University announced a new interdisciplinary initiative to lead the way toward solving the state's water problems. 

Spring break may be a time of leisure for most school-aged kids, but some local teens are using the time off from school to learn culinary skills.

University of Florida researchers have made some headway in their quest for cultivating vanilla plants that would thrive in the state.