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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This map and aerial photograph shows the boundaries of the Small Islands.
North Florida Land Trust

The North Florida Land Trust has bought part of a Jacksonville Beach-area island chain to protect the undeveloped property’s islands and saltmarsh.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News file photo

Over the next couple of months, the Jacksonville City Council will debate and pass a new budget after Mayor Lenny Curry presented his proposed spending plan Tuesday.

Marta Lavandier / Associated Press

Protesters across Florida have been demonstrating in solidarity with Cubans who are demanding an end to the nation’s communist dictatorship. In one case they blocked an expressway in Miami this week.

Trisnadi / Associated Press

Northeast Florida’s six county area is considered a CDC hotspot, which is an area where the COVID-19 virus is spreading rapidly. 

An artist's rendering visualizing the MOSH on Jacksonville's Northbank. The rendering is not meant to indicate a final design, but rather a general vision.
MOSH

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is planning to move to a bigger, more resilient home.

Welcome Back sign
Jeff Chiu / Associated Press

Florida’s hospitality industry is beginning to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic after 1.5 million employees were furloughed or laid off starting in March of last year.

Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press 2020 file photo

Commercial sunscreens have come under fire due to concerns about some of the chemicals in them that can harm people or the environment.  A local professor is conducting her second study of sunscreens people make at home.

Matthew Brown / Associated Press file photo

A U.S. Senate committee is working on a national “climate bank” proposal to funnel millions to infrastructure projects and focus on energy efficiency.

File photo
Mark Schiefelbein / Associated Press

A new study at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville is trying to make a connection between a happy gut and a healthy heart.

News4Jax

Georgia authorities said Monday no charges have been filed against the pizza delivery driver who shot and killed a man he says attacked him while on a delivery run Saturday night in Brunswick. 

Wearorange.org file photo

National Gun Violence Awareness Day is Friday, June 4.  Advocates of reducing gun violence in America are taking part in a campaign called Wear Orange Weekend.

This rendering illustrates the art protect that will be put in place at the Duval County Courthouse.
City of Jacksonville

The winning public art project for the Duval County Courthouse has been announced.  Mayor Lenny Curry said Tuesday the vote was unanimous to select Cliff Garten Studio of Venice, California.

Jacksonville has repeatedly seen some neighborhoods experience flooding during severe weather. This photo was shot on June 7, 2020 and shared with WJCT News by Riverside Avondale Preservation.
RIVERSIDE AVONDALE PRESERVATION

Hurricane season officially starts Tuesday, June 1, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging Florida residents to buy flood insurance as soon as possible.

JTA CEO Nat Ford (right) is pictured last month speaking with Fla. Department of Transportation District 2 Secretary Greg Evans.
Florida Department of Transportation

Now that the Jacksonville City Council has voted to double the local gas tax from 6 to 12 cents a gallon, attention is turning to the projects that will be funded by tax.

This image shows how a photo was altered in the Bartram Trail High School yearbook. The student's face has been blurred to protect the student's privacy.
News4Jax

The St. Johns County School District is forming a committee to consider dress code changes after Bartram Trail High School edited the photos of 80 female students to cover more of their bodies. 

Residents of a Southside Jacksonville neighborhood are worried about a proposed Waste Pro garbage transfer station planned for their area. 

CYD HOSKINSON / WJCT NEWS

Another public meeting about changing the names of certain public schools in Duval County is planned for Wednesday morning.

Florida will gain an additional member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives (pictured).
Bill Clark / Pool file photo via Associated Press

Florida will become an even more powerful player in national politics, based on the latest census reapportionment numbers.

Mark Wallheiser / Associated Press

This Friday, April 30, is the deadline for Florida parents to enroll their kids in a Florida Prepaid college plan. The program allows families to lock in the tuition price for a future college education; monthly payments can start as soon as a child is born.

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers with the Indigo Girls perform during the Live From the Drive-In concert series at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on Friday, October 23, 2020, in Atlanta.
Robb Cohen / Invision/AP

The iconic folk duo Indigo Girls play the St. Augustine Amphitheatre next month.

Chef Steve Stallone is pictured working in his garden.
Chelsea Stallone

Wednesday, April 14, would be a good time to pick up a shovel and some seeds, and start your homegrown bounty since it’s National Gardening Day.

Michelle Corum/WJCT News

Parents and teachers have been pressing the state to give students a break from standardized testing, especially given quarantines and COVID-19 cases during the pandemic.

The Pink Salt Restaurant and Wine Bar
Pink Salt Restaurant and Wine Bar / Via Facebook

Jacksonville restaurant owners are facing a new problem. Now that customers are coming back, some eateries are having trouble finding enough staff.

staugustineraceweek.com

Eight days of sailing and social events begin in a week as part of St. Augustine Race Week. 

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press

Awareness rallies are taking place around the country to address the rise in covid-related hate crimes against Asian-Americans. 

JTA

Jacksonville is looking at a 6-cent increase to the city’s gas tax.  If passed by the City Council, the tax would be used to fund nearly a billion dollars in transportation improvements throughout the city.

LYNNE SLADKY / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Civil rights groups have filed a new federal lawsuit against Georgia’s sweeping new election law that makes it harder for Georgians to vote, particularly voters of color and new citizens.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

After a nearly 50-year career at The Florida Times-Union, former editorial page editor Mike Clark is being honored at a special event Thursday night, April 1. 

Violinist Midori
Provided by the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

A world-renowned musician is coming to Fernandina Beach as part of Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival’s 20th season.

BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

The Blessing of the Fleet will briefly affect traffic in St. Augustine on Sunday, March 28.

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