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.

JEA Downtown Headquarters
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

JEA customers should expect a significantly cheaper electric bill in May.  

Gavel on a table
Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press

One Jacksonville attorney’s office is offering free legal help with end-of-life documents like wills in the midst of the coronavirus. 

Mayor Lenny Curry sitting and speaking into the camera
Via Zoom

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry followed up on a tweet he sent last night regarding a cruise ship off the coast of Florida with passengers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms potentially docking in the city’s port. 

LightStrike robot emitting light on the front of the masks, which are hanging up
Via Xenex

As hospitals across the nation face national shortages of masks and other protective equipment for medical professionals, some facilities are forced to find ways to extend the usage of their resources. 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry issued a new executive order Wednesday morning mandating that people remain at home except for critical and essential needs.

doctors looking at tests
Via Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic announced it will begin testing its own patients who meet the CDC criteria. 

Mayor Curry speaking at a desk
Via COJ Livestream

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced a city partnership with VyStar Credit Union for business financial relief in the City Council’s first virtual meeting Tuesday morning. 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
The Florida Channel

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is extending his 14-day isolation period for people coming from New York to another coronavirus hotspot - New Orleans. 

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking with arms on a table, only person in the picture
Via City of Jacksonville YouTube

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Friday he is not yet willing to order a shelter-in-place mandate for the city, as other states across the nation have done to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

Curry speaking with city officials behind him
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Thursday the city is looking at providing financial relief to small businesses struggling from the effects of the coronavirus.

Mask on a wooden table
Via Rhoda Newton

Sally Messenger is a retired hospice nurse. She also has two daughters who are nurses. 

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking at a table alongside an interpreter
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says the city is compiling a list of complaints for businesses not complying with this executive order to require employees to work from home if possible. 

JSO Vehicle
News4Jax

Twenty-five Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office personnel, including police officers and corrections officers, are currently under self-quarantine after potential exposure to the coronavirus, according to city officials .

Mayor Curry alongside emergency personnel in the city.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

An executive order by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry went into effect Tuesday at 8 a.m. 

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking at a table alongside a doctor speaking
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Monday he's working with city lawyers to expand on a previous executive order and wants to require all employers in the county to allow employees to work from home “if possible.”

Tent where the food will be allocated, people with masks in the background
Michelle Corum / WJCT News

Seeing how the coronavirus is limiting businesses and people from functioning, Jessica Pounds began thinking of ways to help those facing hardships in Jacksonville.

Cruise Ship, trees in front
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Carnival Corporation, which home ports the Ecstasy in Jacksonville at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal, is offering displaced cruise ships to different communities as temporary hospitals for non COVID-19 patients. 

swab tests on a pull-out table
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville will likely have two more COVID-19 testing sites by week’s end. 

Diana Greene speaking at the podium, with other school officials around her.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Duval Public School students will be returning to the classroom virtually on this coming Monday, March 23. 

Couple getting married, walking down the aisle
The Anti-Bride Website


Jacksonville bride Natalie Smith was set to hold her wedding April 15 at the Brick and Beam in Springfield. She had family flying in from Europe for the occasion.

Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry clarified the guidelines for restaurants Tuesday afternoon after the city and state issued slightly different mandates this week.

Pair of First Coast Flyer Stations at the Rosa Parks Transit Station
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is modifying its bus schedule and postponing the launch of its new station in LaVilla due to the coronavirus.

DeSantis motioning at the podium while speaking, alongside other state officials
Bobby Caina Calvan / Associated Press

All bars and nightclubs statewide will be suspended for the next 30 days beginning 5 p.m. on March 17. 

Outside of SunRay Cinema
Jacksonville Daily Record

Going into the month of March, the Murray Hillbilly restaurant was having its best week-to-week sales period since it opened its brick and mortar eatery and event space on Edgewood Avenue a little over a year ago. 

District building for Duval County Schools
Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Duval County Public School students will get an extra week of spring break amid coronavirus concerns.

Steve Cannon / Associated Press

Floridians should still expect to vote in the Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 17.

overview shot of the tops of buildings at the University of Florida
UF

Several University of Florida faculty and students were potentially exposed to the coronavirus at a New Orleans journalism conference, including a student from Jacksonville. 

RYAN KETTERMAN / VISIT JACKSONVILLE

The Florida Health Department announced the first confirmed cases of coronavirus in Duval County and Clay County late Thursday evening. 

Gloved hands putting a small object in some plastic
George Calin / Associated Press

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Florida residents has jumped to 42, with one confirmed in Duval County and another in Clay County as of Friday morning. 

Mayor Curry with other city personnel to his left while at a podium
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry addressed coronavirus concerns across Duval County at a news conference Thursday afternoon, including four Jacksonville Fire and Rescue firefighters being cleared for work after being exposed to the virus and a return to classes for Duval County students. 

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