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.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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

For the second straight day, over 500 people in the state have tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials are reporting 2,484 people in Florida have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Statewide, the Department of Health is reporting 1,977 people have tested positive for the coronavirus. The total, which was reported at 6 p.m. Wednesday, is an increase of 510 cases since Tuesday evening’s update.

Twenty-three people have died in Flordia from COVID-19, an increase of three from Tuesday evening.

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

More than 1,400 people in Florida have tested positive for COVID-19 according to the latest statistics released Tuesday evening by the Florida Department of Health. That's an increase of more than 200 people since the same time Monday.

Twenty people in Florida have also died from COVID-19. That's two more than the earlier Tuesday update.

The latest update from the Florida Department of Health shows the number of people in the state who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 1,227.

The 6 p.m. update said that 18 people had died from coronavirus - four more than Monday morning. However, the Department of Health corrected the figure shortly before 11 p.m., saying 17 people had died.

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor announced limits on bar and restaurant hours on Monday night in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus.

The holiday season includes family get-togethers and, often, alcohol. For those in recovery from addiction, that can be a challenge.