Sky Lebron

REPORTER

Sky Lebron joined WJCT News as a reporter in January 2020, after an internship with WJCT News in the summer of 2019. 

Originally from Hollywood, Florida, Sky is a graduate of the University of Florida and previously worked at the local NPR affiliate in Gainesville, WUFT 89.1 FM, as a producer and reporter for three years. He has also anchored the sports segment for WUFT's First at Five daily newscast.

Sky has a background in both news and sports. For three years he served as the voice of Sante Fe College athletics in Gainesville. He now does play-by-play broadcasts for the University of Florida Gators and University of North Florida Ospreys athletics teams.

Two people, a child and a woman, holding signs out of a truck that read "Life over lessons" and "Keep my mom safe"
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Duval County Public School teachers and parents are voicing their disagreement with the county’s school reopening plans slated to take place next month.

Outside of a voting precinct, where a large sign with an American flag reads "vote here."
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Primary day in Florida is just over one month away on August 18, and vote-by-mail ballots are already starting to arrive in voters’ mailboxes. 

Governor Ron DeSantis speaking at a podium, behind him is a large JaxPort logo, along with the American flag
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says holding the Republican National Convention in an outdoor Jacksonville venue would be a safe option. 

Outside of a glass building on the campus of UNF
Via the University of North Florida

With new regulations put in place by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding international students, some universities are saying they’ll change their Fall 2020 schedules to keep them from having to leave the country.  

Top part of the image is the Jax Skyline against the St. Johns River, bottom is the front of VyStar Veteran's Memorial Arena
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The city of Jacksonville and the Republican National Convention are facing another hurdle apart from COVID-19 - a lawsuit.

Outside sign of Robert E. Lee High School.
Via News4Jax

The Duval County Public Schools district is looking for financial help to rename six schools named after Confederate generals.

Mayor Lenny Curry during a protest, speaking to another person who has on a mask, they're both in a large crowd.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said he believes his countywide mandate is not government overreach or illegal. 

Anthony Sabatini at the foot of the steps of the courthouse, behind him on the steps are people with signs protesting the mask mandate.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Outside the Duval County Courthouse, more than 100 unmasked protesters joined Florida House Rep. Anthony Sabatini as he announced a lawsuit against the city of Jacksonville to remove its current countywide mask ordinance.

Protesters in front of the protest holding Black
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

On Thursday morning in Macclenny, a group of around 25 protesters peacefully marched from a park to the Baker County Courthouse, calling for change in the largely rural county. 

Outside of City Hall, large building with steps leading to the entrance, a couple of palm trees out in the front
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry gave his reasoning for a countywide mask mandate Wednesday afternoon. 

Meeting in the county commission room, four of the five county commissioners, with the American flag and Florida flag behind them
Via St. Johns County Government website

After hearing hours of public comment from St. Johns County residents, the County Commission decided against discussing a potential county-wide mask mandate Tuesday afternoon.

Mayor Lenny Curry adjusting his mask, someone to his left staring at him, signs in the background, courthouse also in the background.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Starting Monday, June 29 at 5 p.m., a mask mandate in Duval County goes into effect. At all indoor and public locations where social distancing isn’t possible, a mask will be required. 

DeSantis with a mask in his hand walking away from a podium
Lynne Sladky / Associated Press

Florida saw over 8,900 confirmed coronavirus cases Friday morning, a new daily record, per the state Department of Health’s latest update. 

Downtown St. Augustine, on the water's edge
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

St. Augustine City Commission voted unanimously on Friday to enforce an indoor mask mandate, with enforcement beginning Saturday at 12:01 a.m.

William Loring monument, etched in it is a confederate flag, in a park, with two people sitting in a bench behind it.
Via Mary Cobb

St. Augustine activists successfully pushed for the removal of a confederate obelisk from the city plaza this week, and now they’re shifting their full attention to another Confederate monument erected in the city. 

Heather Huffman speaking at the podium next to a sign language interpreter. Inside of the Clay County board of commissioners room
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Clay County’s recently reported COVID-19 case numbers have been fluctuating in the state’s online database. 

JTA

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority held a virtual “State of the JTA” address Wednesday morning, speaking about future projects and summing up 2019. 

Skyline view of the St. Johns River and Downtown Jax.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Initially, Jacksonville city officials thought they received $159 million in Federal CARES Act funding. 

Mayor Lenny Curry is pictured wearing a mask recently at the Main Library branch in Downtown Jacksonville.
News4Jax

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Duval County, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is still against mandating mask-wearing.

Gator football field. Band is on the field, using their bodies to create the word Gators. Some of the campus is seen in the background.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

The University of Florida is announcing multiple “strategic goals” to combat racism and racial inequities on its Gainesville campus.

overview of the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic Campus
Mayo Clinic

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have transfused thousands of COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma, and the results show it is a safe method for treating the disease. 

Pedestal in the middle of Hemming Park where a confederate mounment used to be on top, downtown buildings in the background, and the skyrail
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

A Jacksonville City Councilman is introducing a bill to change the name of Hemming Park. 

Outside of JEA building. Part of the sky is shielded by the building.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Jacksonville City Council is filing legislation to help JEA customers who are at risk of utility disconnections.

Wheelchair moving ahead of the picture, shadow being cast on the ground next to it.
Luca Bruno / Associated Press

Jacksonville is launching a Senior and Disabled Financial Assistance Program later this week.

Jacksonville Skyline, featuring a large ship on the bank, and some tall buildings.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Jacksonville City Council’s Finance Committee is looking at new sources of revenue for the city.

Girls on the floor of the dance studio, doing their stretches and preparing for the recital. trophies in the back of the room, couple of curtained windows in the back
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Phoebe Nipper owns two businesses in the Baker County town of Glen St. Mary, which has a  population of around 600 people. 

Sheriff Mike Williams walking in the center, surrounded by some security, and people around him, with a sign to his right that says "a moment is not a movement"
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s Office will be the focal point for the release of body camera footage involving police shootings at the local level, according to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.

Dean Black seated and speaking in front of a big sheet that has DUVAL GOP written all over it, and a poster of Donald Trump giving two thumbs up to his left.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Duval County Republicans are heralding the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Jacksonville as a great opportunity to put the city in the national spotlight and economic growth, while the local Democratic Party is outlining major concerns. 

People holding up a Northside Coalition sign, someone in the back holding up another sign, outside of the courthouse
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Nine Jacksonville African American Civic and Social Organizations are urging the black members of the City Council to form a Black Caucus to represent underserved communities in the city. 

Mayor Lenny Curry walking in a crowd of people down the street toward the Duval County Courthouse.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

As Jacksonville officials look for answers and policy changes to address local racial inequality issues, the City Council is forming a new Social Justice and Community Investment Committee.

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