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. 

Concrete data on human trafficking is elusive, and Thursday, State Attorney Amira Fox was in Fort Myers to talk about her office's efforts to fill numerous gaps.

Florida Gulf Coast University held a ground-breaking ceremony Thursday at the site that will house the water focused research initiative, The Water School

About one hundred yards from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Broward Extension is a sort of palm tree graveyard.

While large, international nonprofits descend on the Bahamas, some small, grassroots efforts in Southwest Florida are packaging up help with a personal touch. A Fort Myers bail bonds business is spearheading one such effort. 

As the U.S. trade war with China rages on,  an economist weighed-in about possible long-term repercussions. 

In recognition of National Heatstroke Prevention Day, the Safe Kids Coalition of Southwest Florida partnered with first responders in Collier County to share tips on how to prevent leaving a child in a car and what to do if a person encounters a child left in a car.

The Fort Myers Police Department has partnered with local and state law enforcement agencies to host a Missing Person’s Day this upcoming weekend.

While summer is still in full swing, the start of the upcoming school year is fast approaching. To help ease the costs of school supplies and apparel, the Florida legislature has approved several tax-free days that will begin next week.

Esta semana, el centro de detención de migrantes para niños ubicado en Homestead comenzó a entregar a los niños a familiares.

La instalación es la más grande de su tipo en el país. Es administrado por una empresa privada y ha sido criticado públicamente en los últimos meses por ser superpoblado y por someter a los niños que viven allí a condiciones descritos como las de una prision.

The prayer room of Masjid Nur was filled wall to wall with men and women wearing elaborate, brightly colored clothing. They greeted one another warmly, as they found their way to open spots on the ruby-colored carpet.

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.