Garnet Brown Gordon-Somers

Garnet Brown Gordon-Somers is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news intern for spring 2019.

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Garnet is currently a second year student working towards his degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcast news. His involvement in theater from a young age sparked his love for storytelling, acting as a catalyst for his journalistic adventure.

Garnet has previous experience as the founder of his high school’s first online newspaper.

He has also previously interned with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, based in his hometown.

Flooding is one of the most common and costly disasters during storms. Pinellas County is the latest area to have adjustments made to its flood map to better reflect the risk that some homeowners may face.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is working on road safety enhancements for pedestrians and bicyclists as the Tampa Bay area is ranked among the most dangerous metropolitan areas in the United States for pedestrians.

The opioid crisis is affecting communities of all sizes across the country. In one example, Haines City has equipped all officers in its police department with a life-saving drug that combats opioid overdoses.