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.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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:

Over 27,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida, according to the 6 p.m. Monday report from the Department of Health.

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

Florida logged 821 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. The 6 p.m. report from the Department of Health shows 23,340 people have tested positive.

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

State health officials say 22,519 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida - an increase of 891 cases since Tuesday evening.

State health officials say Florida saw the largest one-day increase in the number of deaths since the COVID-19 outbreak began.

The deaths of 72 Floridians were announced in Tuesday evening's report from the Department of Health, bringing the death toll to 571.

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 COVID-19 in Florida passed 21,000 Monday.

Earlier in the day, health officials reported the number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus passed the 20,000 mark. By 6 p.m., the number had increased to over 21,000.

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

Florida deaths due to COVID-19 reached a new high Thursday.

The Department of Health’s 6 p.m. report showed 371 people have died in Florida due to the coronavirus. The number includes 48 new deaths in the past 24 hours. That's a new high, and one more than the previous daily high observed April 3.

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

Health officials are reporting 15,698 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida. There were 951 new cases in the past 24 hours.

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

The latest information from the Florida Department of Health shows that 14,747 people have contracted COVID-19 in Florida, and 296 people have died in the state.

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

COVID-19 infections show no signs of slowing in Florida.

Monday evening’s report from the Florida Department of Health said 13,629 people have tested positive statewide. That's an increase of 1,279 since Sunday evening.

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

Thursday, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the grim milestone of 1 million infections worldwide and 5,600 U.S. deaths.

On a day when Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a 30-day stay-at-home order for the state, Florida’s COVID-19 infections topped 7,000 by quite a bit.

Statewide, 7,773 people have tested positive for the virus, and 101 people have died. The death toll marked its largest daily increase, at 16.

For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak began, the state of Florida reported more than 1,000 people tested positive for the virus in a 24-hour period.

According to the Florida Department of Health, 6,741 people in Florida have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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