Raymon Troncoso

REPORTER

Reporter Raymon Troncoso joined WJCT News in June of 2021 after concluding his fellowship with Report For America, where he was embedded with Capitol News Illinois covering Illinois state government with a focus on policy and equity.

Before that, while he was a University of Florida student, Raymon worked at WUFT News in Gainesville, where he hosted the local Morning Edition and won a Florida Associated Press award for Best Radio Newscast.

His bylines include the Chicago Sun-Times, (Ill.) State Journal-Register, NPR Illinois, (Chicago) Daily Herald and Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat, among others.

Raymon was born in Hialeah and grew up in Miramar, Florida. He has bachelor’s degrees in political science and telecommunication news.

When he’s not reporting, he enjoys exploring nature, playing video games and coaching wrestling at local high schools and youth clubs.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis Transition Team

Two Jacksonville women are continuing their lawsuit against the state of Florida and Gov. Ron DeSantis over a 2019 law restricting some residents with felony convictions from voting after those rights had been restored by a state constitutional amendment.

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Mayor Lenny Curry has announced that the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department is helping Clay County with emergency runs.

Uber is giving free door-to-door rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites within 10 Jacksonville area ZIP codes as part of a new program with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.

Perkins and Will

Chicago-based design firm Perkins and Will’s proposal for the park that is expected to replace the former site of the Jacksonville Landing won the city’s design contest, officials revealed Thursday.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry
SHANNON LEDUKE / WJCT

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry presented his $1.4 billion budget proposal for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to City Council Tuesday, placing an emphasis on public safety.

Councilman Ron Salem sitting, looking out past a bench he is sitting at, there is a small mic in front of him. Painting in the background, and someone sitting to his right.
Via Ron Salem City Council Facebook Page


Jacksonville city officials are looking for ways to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases in Duval County as the highly-infectious Delta variant spreads throughout the country.

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The unfinished and abandoned Berkman II tower, a prominent fixture on Downtown Jacksonville’s Northbank riverfront skyline, is being demolished after more than a decade of criticism and tragedy.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis Transition Team

After Texas State Democratic lawmakers fled the Lonestar State to slow down and protest the passage of new voting restrictions, similar laws across the country are under the spotlight, including one in Florida that went into effect this May.

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In Northeast Florida, multiple nonprofits have set up programs to serve food-insecure residents who are struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Duval County is facing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and new hospital admissions amid a national decrease in vaccination rates.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News


The city of Jacksonville on Friday held the first of two public meetings on the five-year community development plan it must submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to continue to receive federal funds through the agency’s programs. 

The city of Jacksonville is asking residents to provide public feedback on a community development plan the city must submit to the federal government every 5 years to receive federal funds.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Two players from the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, a minor league Triple-A baseball team under the Miami Marlins organization, are heading to the coronavirus-delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics to play for two different teams.

Rep. John Rutherford speaking at the U.S. Capitol.
House Television via AP

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, the Republican for Florida’s 4th Congressional District that covers part of Jacksonville and stretches from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine, has a new Democratic  challenger lined up for 2022.

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Nursing home administrators in Florida are hopeful a new law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week will help address labor shortages in the long-term care industry.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Mayor Lenny Curry’s office and the Jacksonville City Council are exploring solutions to a recent spate of deaths involving children and retention ponds.

AP Photo/Don Petersen, File / ASSOCIATED PRESS

For those who have recently received a medical bill, a ProPublica health care reporter has some advice: don’t pay it immediately.

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Outgoing Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri presented the U.S. Marine Corps with a resolution honoring the military branch Monday as their 6-month operation at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, located Downtown, comes to a close.

HKS / Downtown Investment Authority

A proposal from Jaguars football team owner Shad Khan to develop the Shipyards property in Downtown Jacksonville passed its first hurdle Friday after receiving approval from a key city committee.

Perkins and Will

Three teams presented their proposals for the former site of the Jacksonville Landing on Thursday.

Photo of a JTA bus
JOHN BURR / WJCT CONTRIBUTOR

More low-income First Coast area residents will be eligible for lower transit fare rates following a Wednesday announcement from the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.

Florida House of Representatives

Jacksonville Democratic State Representative Angie Nixon is criticizing the actions of some local businesses and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in the wake of the Orange Crush Festival.