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

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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:  

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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.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

An election reform push in Duval County is aimed at improving low voter turnout in municipal elections.

District 10 City Councilwoman Brenda Priestly Jackson
Heather Schatz / WJCT News

Charleen Shirk filled in as guest host for Melissa Ross.  She talked with Brenda Priestly Jackson, City Council woman for District 10, which covers parts of northwest Jacksonville.

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A Jacksonville man is sounding the alarm about how he was seduced by online extremism and how he eventually reversed course.  

Picture of van that dragged man.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a gruesome crime that happened early Friday morning on Jacksonville’s Northwest side.

Media roundtable before show time.
Heather Schatz / WJCT

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:

Media members sitting at roundtable ready for air.
Heather Schatz / WJCT


Media members sitting at roundtable ready for air.
Heather Schatz / WJCT

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

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David Luckin / WJCT

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:

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

In Duval County, anyone in Zones A and B are being asked to evacuate from Hurricane Dorian.  WJCT News spoke with a family in Zone C who still feels too nervous to stay.

riday roundtable (clockwise from top) Claire Goforth, Dan Scanlan, Melissa Ross, Charles Griggs and Timothy Gibbons.
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:

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