Heather Schatz

Talk Show Producer

Heather spent close to 10 years at CBS News in New York City, where she worked for CBS Network Radio, CBS This Morning and The Early Show, producing news and feature stories for television and radio. While there, she was nominated for a national Emmy Award for a feature series and received National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Certificates of Recognition for the reporting of the September 11 events and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Since returning to Florida in 2007, Heather has worked as the communications director for Best Buddies International and the National YoungArts Foundation and as a communications consultant for a number of businesses. 

She is also a long-standing member of the Writer’s Guild of America, East, and contributes to Edible Northeast Florida magazine. Heather has a master's degree in journalism and mass communications from New York University and a bachelor's degree in public policy from Cornell University. 

Heather lives at the Beaches with her husband and two children.

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Local utility JEA is still moving ahead with plans to build a new downtown headquarters. This, in spite of the fact the utility is soliciting bids to potentially sell to a private company.

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Members of Congress are back in their districts this month to touch base with constituents. 

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District 1 Jacksonville City Councilwoman Joyce Morgan joined us to discuss all the latest happenings in her Arlington district, as well as  the latest news around town.

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The Duval County Democratic Party is calling for an independent investigation into the actions of Mayor Lenny Curry’s office during the city’s “Stop the Violence” initiative

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Many students across the Sunshine State headed back to school this week, and others will do so in the coming weeks. So, we spent the full hour looking at how school safety rules are being implemented, and the effects they could have on student mental health.

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The Duval County Public Schools Board and the Jacksonville City Council met Tuesday in a contentious session.  Jacksonville City Council President Scott Wilson joined us for a closer look at that and other issues.

State of Downtown

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Florida’s Public Service Commission is meeting this week, and  setting energy efficiency standards for the state’s utilities.

The Jaxson

New details on what’s being planned for the former Landing site are slowly emerging. Mike Field of our digital partner, The Jaxson, joined us for a closer look.

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Students across town and the country are heading back to school today.

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On this week's Florida Roundup we spent the full hour taking a closer look at the politics of pot in the Sunshine State with:

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FSCJ is one of the state’s largest institutions of higher education, with nearly 50-thousand students enrolled annually. 

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A majority of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives now favor impeaching President Donald Trump, according to NPR's Impeachment Tracker

Leadership Jax

Jake! Is a new biography that tells the story of one of this city’s most colorful and influential leaders.

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There have been 251 mass shootings in the U.S. this year, so far, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

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We devoted the full program to the issue of gun control in the Sunshine State.

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