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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Provided by Lori Hershey

A new online petition is demanding a way for family members to visit their loved ones in Florida’s long-term care facilities. 

Michelle Corum/WJCT News

Crowd restrictions and physical distancing are causing some Jacksonville couples to scale back plans for their nuptials. They're opting for what one local event planner calls, "micro-weddings." 

BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

With election dates coming up on August 18 and November 3, the Duval County Supervisor of Elections says his office ready for all voters, including those with blindness.

Lynne Sladky / Associated Press

As the U.S. Supreme Court this week affirms landmark legal protections for LGBTQ Americans, Florida employers will have to adjust to the new ban on discrimination.

JEA's downtown headquarters building is pictured behind Jacksonville's City Hall.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

After an announcement that JEA would resume utility shutoffs in a month, Jacksonville City Council Member Garrett Dennis led a meeting Tuesday to discuss options for customers at risk of disconnection.

line of protesters with signs and fists in the air
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville is under a mandatory citywide curfew overnight, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced early Sunday evening. 

Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press

Attorneys for the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd are calling for justice in the recent high-profile deaths.

A view Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County's campus.
Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County

Some 59,000 pounds of non-perishable goods are going to local food pantries after two weekend food-drives this month in St. Johns County.

The USS Philippine Sea is pictured in this U.S. Navy file photo.
U.S. Navy

The captain of a guided missile cruiser based at Naval Station Mayport was relieved of command this week. 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry held a virtual news conference at the main library in Downtown Jacksonville Thursday.
City of Jacksonville / Via News4Jax

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says he’s spoken to Gov. Ron DeSantis and is prepared to gradually move into a Phase 2 Covid-19 response. 

Diners enjoy brunch Sunday at J. Alexander's at the St. Johns Town Center.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

As stay-at-home orders are lifted, many diners in Florida are waiting a bit to see how things go before determining if they feel safe returning to restaurants, according to a recent dining survey.

JTA

The first JTA bus arrived at the new Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla on Monday morning, just after 4 a.m.

MICHELLE CORUM / WJCT NEWS

Another 3.8 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total to more than 30 million applying for unemployment in the six weeks since COVID-19 started hammering the economy.

Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed of Fleming Island has died of complications from the coronavirus. 

Provided by Sydney Cook

It’s been a very untraditional year for high school seniors who have to stay at home and finish their classes online, due to the coronavirus.

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
CDC via AP

Baptist Health is collecting plasma from recovered coronavirus patients to treat current patients in the Jacksonville area.

Georgia-Pacific

If you’ve shopped for toilet paper in Northeast Florida these past few weeks, you might be feeling desperate as you encounter empty store shelves.

Jon Gambrell / Associated Press

If you’re in St. Augustine, you may have the choice to have your temperature monitored as part of a pilot project to detect the presence of COVID-19.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

More than 74,000 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits last week  — a tenfold increase from the previous week  — which is a record number.  Most of the claims are directly attributable to the effects of the coronavirus on the economy.  

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Democrat Donna Deegan now has enough signatures to officially qualify for the upcoming ballot for the primary election August 18.

HEATHER SCHATZ / WJCT NEWS

The PGA Tour is cancelling the rest of The Players Championship and shutting down its other tournaments through the first week of April.

FDOT

Drivers on the Buckman Bridge will see multi-lane closures for road work this weekend, March 7 and 8, and next, March 14 and 15.

CYD HOSKINSON / WJCT NEWS

With early voting underway in Jacksonville, Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan told WJCT News Thursday a plan is in place to help protect workers and voters against the coronavirus.

Jacksonville skyline seen in a still from the documentary
HBO via YouTube

As HBO subscribers might already know, its new docuseries McMillions has big ties to Jacksonville. 

The first two episodes are out in the series, looking at the con that allowed one man to rig the popular McDonald’s Monopoly game for years.  The FBI in Jacksonville investigated the scam in the ‘90s.

NACA Regional Director Shawn Cunningham speaks to a crowd at a NACA Qualification Workshop in Jacksonville.
NACA

Low- and moderate-income people could see their dream of homeownership come true at an event this weekend in Jacksonville.  

WJCT News

A Jacksonville nonprofit that teaches people yoga is being featured in January’s National Geographic.  

Picture of JEA Building
Heather Schatz / WJCT News


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.

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