Sunday, September 24, 2023

Alexa Velez

Alexa Velez is a senior at FIU majoring in broadcast media with a concentration in English. She has written for PantherNOW and Caplin News and is a recipient of the NBCU Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship. She completed her first internship on a national radio station, SLAM! Radio on Sirius XM 145, during the summer. She aims to network with others within the field and continue gaining experience in an effort to grow professionally and perfect her craft as a journalist.

Historic rainfall touches down on South Florida (includes video story)

On Wednesday, South Florida experienced severe historic flooding that resulted in stranded cars and people unable to commute to work.

Police release body cam footage of officers who shot teen (includes video story)

The fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Dalaneo Martin by an officer in Washington, D.C., has been the subject of a civil rights...

Plans to move Miami killer whale Lolita home are underway (includes video story)

On Thursday morning, the Miami Seaquarium announced a proposal to return famed orca Lolita back to her home waters with the help...

US sees a decline in house prices for the first time in a decade...

First-time homebuyers across the country have a reason to celebrate with the recent news that house prices have ended a ten-year streak...

South Florida braces for the incoming wave of seaweed (includes video story)

This Spring break, South Florida shores have been covered in heaps of sargassum, or brown, tangled masses of seaweed.

“Tipflation” on the rise (includes video story)

In America, the suggested gratuity is consistently increasing on receipts and payment terminals. In addition to the requested percentages being significantly greater,...

Ticketmaster crashes during Taylor Swift’s pre-sale (includes video story)

Throughout the country, Taylor Swift’s fans experienced a sense of disappointment and desperation after attempting to get tickets for her upcoming tour....

Pediatric hospitals fill up as flu season approaches (includes video story)

Data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that pediatric hospital beds are fuller now than in the past...

Flight ticket prices increase ahead of Thanksgiving (includes video story)

Ahead of the holidays, flight tickets will be the most expensive they've been in the last five years.  Flying...

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida (includes video story)

The southwestern coast of Florida has been hammered by Hurricane Ian, which is bringing catastrophic storm surges, torrential rain, and strong winds....