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

Picture of Jacksonville City Hall
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

JEA board chair April Green is asking the Jacksonville City Council for a restart button on some aspects of the board’s decision to put the publicly-owned utility up for sale. 

  

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

As a third workshop on the proposed JEA sale is convened Monday, a petition drive opposing the sale is gaining steam.

Melissa Ross (L) poses with Zachary Faison (R)
Heather Schatz / WJCT News

Edward Waters College in Jacksonville is in the exploratory stage of potentially moving its athletic program to the NCAA  at the Division Two level. That's as the college prepares to break ground on a  new atheletic facility, at a cost of more than $4 million.

Melissa Ross and Congressman Al Lawson
Heather Schatz / WJCT News

As the impeachment investigation moves forward against President Donald Trump, a federal court ruled Monday that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a House subpoena and testify before a congressional committee. 

Media members chatting in the Green Room.
Heather Schatz / WJCT News

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Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News


School Board building exterior
Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross featured some of the top stories of the week, including:

    HEATHER SCHATZ / WJCT NEWS

    Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our panel of journalists on the Media Roundtable looked at the top stories of the week, including:

    WJCT's Jessica Palombo (left) with JASMYN CEO Cindy Watson.
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    Media members sitting at roundtable ready for air.
    Heather Schatz / WJCT

    Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the media roundtable looked at some of the top stories of the week, including:

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    A third lane is being added to the east beltway of Interstate-295 between State Road 9B and Butler Boulevard. 

    Picture left to right at WJCT Friday: Heather Schatz, Angela Spears, Melissa Ross, Dan Scanlan
    David Luckin / WJCT

    Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our panel of journalists on the media roundtable looked at some of the top stories of the week, including:  

    News4Jax

    Now that a federal judge has denied an injunction request, scores of internet cafes in Jacksonville must shut their doors. 

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    OFFICE OF GOV. RON DESANTIS

    Governor Ron DeSantis is proposing a pay raise for Florida teachers. He is urging Florida lawmakers to raise the minimum starting salary for teachers to $47,500.

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