Sky Lebron

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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.

Florida House

A contentious Florida House bill that would blanket short-term vacation rentals under statewide regulations rather than leave it up to local government passed a subcommittee earlier this week.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

A pair of Jacksonville City Council committees passed recommendations made by a state mandated sea level rise task force Wednesday.

Team Owner Ken Babby at Podium with Mayor Lenny Curry and others in team clubhouse
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

When Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Owner and CEO Ken Babby took the podium Wednesday morning to make a franchise announcement, he made one thing immediately clear.

Rocks along the coast of St. Augustine Beach
John Raoux / Associated Press

A bill sponsored by state Rep. Cyndi Stevenson (R-St. Augustine) that would establish a statewide Office of Resiliency along with a statewide Sea Level Rise Task Force unanimously passed a House Subcommittee Tuesday afternoon.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Earlier this week, JEA’s board of directors voted to explore selling the utility. They cited declining revenues and pressures facing the utility as reasons to consider privatization.

Daniels on the floor of the House
Florida House of Representatives

As a U.S. Appeals Court rules President Trump’s blocking people on Twitter who criticize him is unconstitutional, an elected official from Jacksonville is deleting comments and banning some constituents from expressing their views on her Facebook page. 

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Protesters in Jacksonville and other areas of Florida have voiced support for the people of Puerto Rico  calling for Governor Ricardo Rossello to resign.

Amazon worker
Will Dickey / Florida Times-Union

Some Amazon employees have complained about harsh working conditions at the online retailer's fulfillment centers.  A journalist went undercover to document her experience in the book On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane.

exterior of courthouse at sunset
Sky LeBron

When Clay County residents first approached Tara Green about campaigning to become the area’s next clerk of the circuit court in 2012, she rejected the idea.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry presented a $1.37 billion budget to the City Council on Monday.  The spending plan is focused on public safety and economic development.

Solar Energy Organizations Group Picture
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

City officials, environmental activists and solar power advocates met in Neptune Beach’s solar-powered City Hall Thursday morning to launch an affordable solar power co-op program.

Clay County Board of County Commissioners

Two parking spots outside of the Clay County Administration Building are now exclusively for veterans.

Wedding outside Theatre
Andrea Vallencourt / Clay Theatre

When Emma Corfield stepped back into the old Clay Theatre, she no longer recognized it.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Recent inspections of residential and commercial backflow preventers have left some Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) customers confused and upset with potential costs and requirements.

oystercatcher sitting on beach
Carol Smith via Flickr

Boaters and beachgoers will have fewer places to enjoy the shore in the coming months along the north end of Little Talbot Island State Park. Portions are closed off as birds flock to the private shorelines for nesting.

All shoals and emergent islands, such as Little Bird and Big Bird Island, are considered critical wildlife areas and are also closed. The least tern, black simmer and American Oystercatcher are just some of the species that inhabit the area.

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