If you know someone with a sports story to tell, email him at mrobinson@actionnewsjax.com. Letisha has had some incredible opportunities during her time at Action News Jax, including covering a local American Idol contestant in Los Angeles (#TeamTyanna) and rappelling down a downtown building — live — to help raise money for Boys Scout of America. I look forward to learning about getting involved with other great organizations here in Northeast Florida. She’s also a member of the board of directors for Project: Cold Case (https://www.projectcoldcase.org/). In college, Alyssa played collegiate soccer and was involved with the Northwest Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Alicia Tarancon is thrilled to trade in her snow boots for flip flops and be back home in the Sunshine State. Murray killed a beloved St. Johns County priest. Garrett is very active on social media and loves seeing all of the #FirstAlertWX photos and videos from viewers in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. When Alyssa is not talking about weather, you will likely find her doing yoga, binge watching cooking/baking shows, relaxing at the beach or hanging with her cat Bert. When not out reporting, you can usually find Robert on the golf course, at the gym, or hanging out with friends. Jacqueline Fell came to the Washington Bureau in June 2012 from Orlando, Florida. She is excited to be in Jacksonville covering the weather in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Community News, Family News, and Local Events in Jacksonville . Samantha was a political reporter in Knoxville, Tennessee covering the Tennessee General Assembly prior to her time in Florida. When officers arrived at the scene they found an adult woman with an extensive wound on her chest. She also contributed to the station’s Associated Press award-winning coverage of an Amtrak train that derailed, carrying dozens of US Congressmen. Ben Becker is a weekend anchor and reporter for Action News Jax. Or as he likes to call it: "All the Weather, All the Time!". Blair Miller can be seen weekdays covering news from Washington, D.C. Alyssa began her on-air career in 2018 in Greenville, NC, at the CBS affiliate. I don’t take it lightly that you invite us into your home and make us a part of your day or daily routine. As a senior at Miami Sunset he was named honorable mention all county in water polo and also has the dubious distinction of being kicked out of the National Honor Society. She graduated in June 2014 with a degree in Journalism. © 2021 Cox Media Group. In North Carolina, I anchored the investigative and consumer team at FOX-8 News. While at WMDT, Dani led team coverage on multiple large-scale animal cruelty investigations that landed a first-place Associated Press finish for in-depth reporting in 2018. Now he tracks them down to street level on First Alert Doppler HD! Brent has had the fortune of being at some big-time events like the Super Bowl, World Series, The Masters and National Championship Games, but he really enjoys telling stories about the local athletes -- professional and amateur. She joined the Action News Jax team as general assignment reporter in March 2018. Dale Carson is Action News Jax's Law and Safety Expert. Steph loves animals and is passionate about advocating for society’s most vulnerable members -- she volunteers as a court-appointed special advocate in New Mexico and here in Florida. Bridgette has had some unique opportunities during her time in Jacksonville, including staying on a Navy Nuclear Submarine for 26 hours, being taken down by Navy K-9's in a bite suit and covering Hurricane Matthew. Tenikka Hughes is an evening anchor at Action News Jax. As Cox Media Group's Washington Correspondent, she's responsible for covering important local stories in Congress, the White House and explaining how decisions made by federal agencies impact viewers. In a line of questioning with Bridgette, Murray essentially confessed to the murder, apologizing to Action News Jax's cameras. As early as the second grade, Mike's mom says he was drawing weather maps and "always looking at the sky. Learn about careers at Cox Media Group. I took an internship at KELO-TV in Sioux Falls, and after a few months they hired me. Bridgette is an Emmy-nominated reporter and weekend evening co-anchor for Action News Jax. Jacqueline enjoys focusing on matters related to aviation and transportation, as well as veterans issues. After six months as a reporter at WOKV, Christy was promoted to anchor for Jacksonville’s Morning News. In addition to covering live breaking news events, he has traveled the world with the US Military reporting from Afghanistan, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Ramstein, Germany. I'm on the board of Day1 media ministry. Pricing models include CPM supporting ads on Desktop Display, … My twins and I, along with our puppy Mozart, love being your neighbor. Tenikka's research has also been published in the Journal of Health Communication. While I was at St. Olaf College, I played golf and baseball. https://www.actionnewsjax.com/ Alicia can also fly drones and is a FAA certified drone pilot. Alyssa joined the First Alert Weather team in January 2020 and anchors the Saturday and Sunday evening newscasts on CBS47 and FOX30. During his time there, Robert covered big stories including the Buffalo Roundup, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and surging meth rates on the Pine Ridge Reservation. This official Facebook page for ActionNewsJax (CBS47 & FOX30). Before moving to Jacksonville, she started her career in South Bend, Indiana, as a reporter and fill-in anchor. He recently produced and anchored primetime programs, "Boston's Bravest" that focused on occupational cancer in the fire service and the Emmy Award-winning "Deep Sea Drug War" that took Blair to the Pacific Ocean with the US Coast Guard to see their crackdown on major drug cartels. Despite loving the newsroom energy, and following my dad to St. Olaf College, I thought I wanted to be a doctor. He anchors newscasts on WJAX and WFOX and can be heard daily on 104.5 WOKV in addition to a number of other local radio stations. She also earned a Master's in Journalism from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park. When I’m not on the set, chances are I’m preparing to chair, host, speak or help organize events from the many nonprofits, schools or civic groups to which I remained tied. I am happy to call Jacksonville and the surrounding counties home, because I was born and raised here. Action News Jax traffic expert Derrick Odom uses easy to understand traffic maps, and Jacksonville's only news chopper, Sky Action News Jax. Whether you have a traffic tip or would like to see your side of town highlighted more often during traffic reports, Elizabeth says to contact her on social media or send her an email at ecampbell@actionnewsjax.com. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanHicken and send him an email. Buresh began his television meteorology career at WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa, then at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio before coming to Northeast Florida nearly 20 years ago. Garrett joined the First Alert Weather Team in May 2014 as Weekend Meteorologist and has known he wanted to be a "weatherman" on television since he was in the third grade. Bridgette became interested in journalism late in college, which began with an internship at a local Orlando station. Ryan Nelson joined Action News Jax as a reporter in June 2018. I could add professional tastes tester to my resume. Dale’s background in law enforcement gives him detailed knowledge with which to challenge police procedures, arrests, and evidence. Action News Jax will update this story once there are new developments. Corey joined the First Alert weather team in December of 2017, and anchors the Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts on CBS47 and FOX30. in Media Arts and Telecommunications from Chico State University. He also won first place in the Florida AP College Broadcasting in the same category, and placed as a Finalist in their Sports category. Action News Jax CBS47 & FOX30 is serving North-East Florida and South Georgia local coverage you can count on with local news, sports, weather, and traffic. Lorena holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami’s School of Communication. Bridgette spent five days covering the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando. CBS47 and FOX30 are the Official Stations of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Brent hosts the Monday night show called Jaguars All Access. Action News Jax digs into the challenges and goals for the Biden administration in its first 100 day First Tee of North Florida: How it adapts mission during the pandemic & the Players Championship Feeding Northeast Florida food bank shares the struggles it’s having battling hunger in our area Blair's reporting has taken him to the scene of major news stories including the Boston Marathon Bombings, the Virginia Tech Shootings, and the Super Bowl. Corey spent three summers in Starke and Gainesville providing radar coverage for University of Florida engineers conducting rocket launches to induce lightning strikes! Alyssa Pejic is a First Alert Meteorologist for Action News Jax. You can often find Tenikka spending time in local classrooms, promoting youth literacy and education. He also served as an on-air news and sports personality with WUFT-FM and ESPN Gainesville. He began his career as a sports producer at WJLA in Washington, D.C. Becker’s interests include golf and many charitable causes, including Chai Lifeline and mentoring emerging broadcasters. He comes from his hometown and market of Albany, New York. log in to manage your profile and account. I didn’t always want to follow in my dad’s footsteps. She was born and raised in Miami. Marcel Robinson joined the Action Sports Jax team as a sports reporter & photographer in June of 2017. Meghan was the first to obtain the driver’s medical records, showing he had a high level of marijuana in his system at the time of the crash. Feel free to drop by his Twitter page or email him at csimma@actionnewsjax.com and say hi! Before that, she worked as a camera operator and studio tech at WTVJ NBC6 in Miramar. Prior to coming to work in Jacksonville, she worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The book is required reading for criminal defendants, probationers, parolees, and people at risk of arrest. His expert knowledge of firearms is indispensable in challenging witness testimony, ballistics, and forensic evidence in serious cases involving weapons. Deputies executing a traffic stop in a Houston suburb Saturday morning found dozens of pieces of undelivered mail, authorities said. She later died from the wound. I moved back to Jacksonville to bring news to the community I care most about and love. We're usually out and about enjoying home -- Jacksonville -- along with you. During her five years in Florida, Samantha covered the 2016 Republican National Convention and the 2016 Democratic National Convention. She also got a first-hand look at gunfire detection technology being used at a Georgia college and how it could impact law enforcement response to potential threats on campuses. This site’s feed is stale or rarely updated (or it might be broken for a reason), but you may check related news or Actionnewsjax.com popular pages instead. She has also worked at stations in Memphis, Tennessee, and Macon, Georgia. I hope to see you at your next event! He frequently makes his way back to the small town to get away from the "city life" on occasion. She is most interested in covering the criminal justice system, local trials, and breaking news. She was also a regional Emmy nominee in 2019 for “Continuing Coverage.”. Tenikka also enjoys connecting with viewers at community events across the area. He played outfield for the Eagles team that made it to the Division II College World Series in 1999. Before that Stuart spent time in West Texas cutting his teeth covering high school football including the Permian Panthers of Friday Night Lights fame. Dan grew up in Miami playing sports, where he was honored numerous times. Buresh is a self-professed "weather holic" and his fascination with weather developed at a very young age while growing up in rural Iowa. When she's not on the job, you can find Meghan training for her next race, reading a good thriller, or looking for a new restaurant to try! Dale Carson is admitted to practice before every state court in Florida, as well as the Federal District Court, Middle District of Florida. He has three goals left for his sports teams: a NY Mets world championship, a Jaguars Super Bowl (win?) Alyssa loves to be in the community at schools discussing weather and showing support at public events. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Corey's love for the weather began at a very young age. Phil got his start in Billings, Montana in 1984 where he anchored the weekend newscast and was a reporter during the week. I took the MCAT to get into medical school. Action News Jax also emailed St. Johns County government offices to see if the county was involved. Letisha was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and moved to small town Florida when she was a teenager. I also talked to Mayport business owners who can't wait for the influx of people and millions of dollars into our local economy. When he's not at the station, you'll find Corey playing video games, listening to music and playing music, watching college football or the OKC Thunder or boogie boarding at the beach. Brent lives in St. Johns County with his wife, Stefanie, and their 12-year-old twins, Tyler and Kaylee. While in DC, Jacqueline has covered some major news stories, including President Obama's second inauguration, the Pope's visit and the Navy Yard mass shooting. Action News Jax … ... traffic. When she’s not out covering stories, Christy enjoys spending time with her loved ones, going to the beach, watching or playing sports, and working out. We live in St. Johns County and have three amazing girls. In Charlottesville, Meghan covered several national stories, including the University of Virginia Men’s Basketball Championship and the 2017 Unite the Right Rally. Elizabeth Campbell joined the Action News Jax team in July as our morning Traffic Anchor after spending a wonderful eleven months at home with her first daughter. Dale earned his Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2000 and has built a successful practice in criminal defense. While at OU, Corey worked on various research projects with mobile Doppler radars - including cloud chemistry, tornadoes, hurricanes, and even lightning. Growing up in Baltimore, Md., she had an early interest in journalism and hosted a news magazine show in high school. Jacqueline's inside-the-courtroom-Twitter coverage has been recognized with various industry award nominations. Bridgette has corresponded and interviewed with several local high profile prisoners, including Ruben Ebron, Michael Dunn and James Rhodes. Dani is passionate about people and believes it's a privilege to get the chance to tell the stories that matter most to the viewers. I exposed how easy it was to buy marijuana, as someone from out of state and with no legitimate medical reason. There she quickly became passionate about helping people in the community, becoming a truth seeker and story teller. Robert’s work highlighted the school’s work to turnaround retention rates and rejuvenate the campus. Mike is an avid writer and has a large following in the blog-o-sphere -- "Buresh Blog" and "Talking the Tropics With Mike" (hurricane season June 1st-Nov. 30th). She joined Action News Jax in June of 2015. Elizabeth has held several titles in a newsroom including Associate Producer and Assignment Desk Editor but most recently served more than five years as a general assignment reporter covering everything from local plane crashes to high-profile murder trials. He was a strong personality for over 2 years on their morning show Monday through Friday. 524K likes. If you have a story idea, email her at dbozzini@actionnewsjax.com. Corey attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with a Minor in Mathematics. She also provided in-depth coverage of the multiple recounts in contested Florida races in the 2018 midterm elections which led to recognition by the Florida Society of Professional Journalists for best political coverage. His favorite aspect of meteorology is tropical storms and hurricanes. ", Mike's passion for weather continues to this day as Mike eats, drinks, breathes and - yes - sleeps weather. Meghan Moriarty joined the Action News Jax team in August 2019, and she’s thrilled to call Jacksonville her new home. Marcel is a Georgia boy at heart, as he spent much of his adolescent years in Folkston. He had spent 27 years doing television work at a local station. Action News Jax, Jacksonville, Florida. Mike has calmly, effectively and accurately warned, tracked and informed viewers about tornadoes, waterspouts, floods and many local tropical cyclones including hurricanes Michael, Irma and Matthew, Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Jeanne, Fay, Beryl, Debby and Andrea to name just a few. Her passion for news began while in high school where she quickly realized the power of information and her love for telling a good story. Blair covered the 2016 Presidential election extensively, reporting from both political conventions and traveling across the country to report live from the Presidential Debates and primaries. While Courtney Cole is a native Chicagoan herself, this isn’t her first time working in the Sunshine State. This official Facebook page for ActionNewsJax (CBS47 & FOX30). The app features the forecast from your neighborhood, live radar, breaking weather alerts, live streaming video from Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh and the First Alert weather team. In his spare time you can find Dan at a local ball field questioning umpires, berating referees and making a fool out of himself. Blair also sits on the Board of Directors for the Rescue Ranch in Statesville, NC, a non-profit foundation by NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and his wife, Krissie to help improve the lives of animals and educate the public. She was the first TV reporter on the scene where white supremacists, holding lit tiki torches, clashed with counter-protesters. Robert Grant joined the Action News Jax team as a reporter in August 2020. Christy was named a two-time Captain for the women’s lacrosse team and helped lead her team to two national championships in 2011 and 2012. This station is part of Cox Media Group Television. Happy driving! Her next stop was at the ABC affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she reported on the historic Arkansas River Flood, state legislation, and education policy. Traffic Alert: 6000 Argyle Forest Blvd. She also was at the Supreme Court when major rulings came down on the Affordable Care Act, gay marriage, and immigration. If you have any questions or want to reach out to Alyssa email her at apejic@actionnewsjax.com. Tenikka has a passion for storytelling and providing information that impacts the lives of viewers and their families. Local breaking news and headlines from the source you can count on in Jacksonville, Florida, WJAX-TV, CBS47 and FOX30, Action News Jax. She was born and raised in Ohio, but moved to Pensacola, FL, before college. Samantha previously worked as a reporter for the Cox station in Orlando (WFTV), and as an investigative reporter for the Cox station in Jacksonville, Florida (WJAX/WFOX). We are working to … Action News Jax Brad Cournaya, 53, was charged last month with murder in the Nov. 11, 2008, disappearance and presumed killing of his ex-girlfriend, Krista Lueth, in Lansing, Michigan. 20K … He co-anchors CBS47 and FOX30 on weekend evenings. After graduation, I moved to Columbus, Georgia, to work for the ABC affiliate WTVM-9. I try to carve out time to read—actual books—not on a tablet. In Stuart's spare time you'll find him doing what else but watching and playing sports. 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