Lisa Peakes

Lisa Peakes is the local host of NPR's All Things Considered on WUSF 89.7.

Lisa's radio career spans over 35 years and includes work in commercial pop, alternative and rock formats in New England, where she created and hosted programs featuring celtic, blues, and early jazz music.

She majored in acting at Emerson College in Boston, where she was in the national touring company of a production for deaf audiences and appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Equilibriumness.

Lisa is a graduate of Vermont College at Norwich University, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art.

In public radio, she’s received local and national awards for her work as a newscaster, and has been honored for her work as an investigative journalist. The Society of Professional Journalists recognized Lisa as Florida's Anchor of The Year in 2017 and her newscasts were chosen as the best in the Southern states by the SPJ in 2016 and 2018.

She is also a professioal figure athlete. You can contact her at 813-974-8656 or at lpeakes@wusf.org.

 

 
 
 
 
 

The Florida Department of Health on Thursday reported 48,675 people tested positive for the coronavirus; an increase of 1,204 since Wednesday.

According to information released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Health, 47,471 people have tested positive for the coronavirus; an increase of 527 since Tuesday.

Deaths in Florida due to COVID-19 have passed 2,000.

Statewide, 2,052 people have died; an increase of 55 over Monday.

Health officials report 46,442 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Florida; an increase of 854 since Sunday.

Florida COVID-19 cases have passed 43,000.

As of Thursday, 43,210 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state; an increase of 808 people since Wednesday.

Florida health officials report 42,402 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state; an increase of 479 since Tuesday.

Sixty-seven of those cases were found in people from the Tampa Bay area.

The Florida Department of Health reports 41,923 people have tested positive for the coronavirus; an increase of 941 people since Monday.

Ninety-seven of the new cases are in the Tampa Bay area. Pinellas County added 33 cases, and in Hillsborough County, there were 25.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

New statistics from the Florida Department of Health show 40,982 people have tested positive for the coronavirus; 386 more cases than reported Sunday.

Sixty-five of the new cases were reported in the Tampa Bay region.

More people died this week in Florida from COVID-19 than any other week since the outbreak began.

State records show that between Saturday and Friday, 401 people in the state died after catching the virus.

State health officials report 38,828 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, an increase of 826 cases since Wednesday morning.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Cases of COVID-19 in the state passed 38,000 Wednesday.

The Florida Department of Health confirms 38,002 people have now tested positive for the coronavirus. That's an increase of 563 since Tuesday morning.

There were 99 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Tampa Bay area Tuesday - 48 in Manatee County. It's the second largest daily increase for Manatee, behind 55 recorded on April 19.

The Florida Department of Health reports 37,439 people have tested positive for the coronavirus; an increase of 542 since Monday morning.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Coronavirus deaths are spiking in the seven counties around the Tampa metro area this week. Over the past three days, there have been 45 deaths across Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Pasco and Hernando counties.

That's more than any three-day span since the COVID-19 outbreak began.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Cases of COVID-19 in Florida have now passed 33,000.

The Department of Health confirms 33,193 people have tested positive for COVID-19; an increase of 347 cases since Tuesday morning.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Despite a downward trend in COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks, Florida set a new single-day high in deaths on Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health reported.   

Between Monday morning and Tuesday morning, 83 people died from COVID-19, the largest single-day increase in the state since the coronavirus outbreak began. The previous high, recorded on April 14, was 72.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

There are now more than 32,000 cases of COVID-19 in Florida.

Monday’s report from the Department of Health shows 32,138 have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state; an increase of 610 since Sunday morning.

The number of COVID-19 infections in Florida passed 30,000 on Friday, and the number of people who have died passed 1,000.

The daily death toll from COVID-19 in Florida again increased by 60 on Thursday. It was a repeat of Wednesday’s daily increase; the second-largest since April 14th.

987 people have died from the coronavirus statewide, including nine deaths recorded Thursday in the Tampa Bay area.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

The number of people who have died from the coronavirus in Florida has passed 900.

The 6 p.m. update from the Department of Health registers 927 deaths; an increase of 60 since Tuesday evening and the second-largest daily death increase since April 14, when 72 deaths were recorded.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in Florida is approaching 28,000.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

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