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.

Ways to Connect

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.


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. 


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.


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.


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

Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press file photo

New research from online real estate company Zillow finds low income renters have been especially hard hit by the pandemic.

John Delaney
University of North Florida

Four previous Jacksonville mayors have signed on to a letter asking Gannett and their parent company to hire more reporters for the city’s daily newspaper.  


Proposed voting changes in Florida are causing alarm for some elections experts.


A poll commissioned by the marijuana reform group Florida for Care has found that 59% of Florida voters support legalization of recreational marijuana.

Loida Mendez, 86, gets the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from U.S. Army medic Luis Perez, at a FEMA vaccination site at Miami Dade College, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in North Miami.
Marta Lavandier / Associated Press

As shots go into more arms around Florida, anyone 60 and older can now be vaccinated against the coronavirus.


As the number of medical marijuana patients in Florida grows, Republican lawmakers in Tallahassee are once again exploring a possible cap on the level of euphoria-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in medical marijuana.

District 14 City Councilwoman Randy DeFoor
Provided by Randy DeFoor

The Jacksonville City Council’s Special Committee on Resiliency is making recommendations the city can take to protect itself from climate change.

Jae C. Hong / Associated Press file photo

Where you live can influence your health.

Jacksonville-based muralist Jason Tetlak poses with his latest art project.

A new Jason Tetlak mural is on display in Riverside, greeting Fuller Warren Bridge motorists as they cross the St. Johns River.


Jacksonville’s first Triple-A baseball season since 1968 starts Tuesday, April 6.

Carrie Johnson
City of St. Augustine

The City of St. Augustine is changing the name of Bravo Street in honor of the woman known affectionately as “The Voice of Lincolnville.” Carrie Johnson died in 2018. 

Bob Self / Florida Times-Union file photo

Florida has dozens of active hate groups, with seven of them located in Duval County, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Lynne Sladky / Associated Press

Tickets to The Players Championship are now on sale. The Players returns to TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach the week of March 9-14, with a reduced fan footprint to ensure the safety of all attendees.

The Jacksonville Beach Pier is pictured in August of 2020.

From the new Margaritaville resort, to the Jax Beach Town Center, to the remodeling of the classic Beach Bowl, improvements are happening in Jacksonville Beach - all good signs of economic growth for retail and restaurants, despite the pandemic.

Peter Haden / WJCT News

Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri wants $100 million to replace more septic tanks with sewer lines.


Three people were shot and killed at the Calloway Cove Apartments on Moncrief Road in Northwest  Jacksonville early this Tuesday.

In this Feb. 2, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden signs an executive order on immigration, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

Analysts and immigration proponents are excited about President Joe Biden's new plan for immigration reform and the positive impacts it is expected to have on businesses and VISA holders.

Donna Deegan (right) is pictured in this pre-pandemic file photo with First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross

The DONNA marathon run for breast cancer is right around the corner, and will be virtual, due to the pandemic.

Rendering of the Beach Bowl renovation and expansion project.
Provided by Jacksonville Beach City Councilman Dan Janson

A popular Jacksonville Beach bowling alley will be reopening.