Sherrilyn Cabrera

During her time at Florida International University, where she recently graduated from with a Bachelors in Journalism, Sherrilyn Cabrera interned for the South Florida News Service - a digital journalism platform where stories are written, shot and edited by FIU students. As part of her senior project, she reported on the influx of Puerto Ricans who migrated to Florida after Hurricane Maria, and the impact it could have had on the November 2018 midterm elections.

Growing up in a Latino household, Spanish-language news stations were on constant play on the television, and she found herself being captivated by the many stories and issues facing South Florida and Latin America. This definitely influenced her to pursue Journalism, and it has garnered her interest to report on immigration, social justice and Latino issues.

Sherrilyn is a Miami native, born and raised. During her free time, you can catch her listening to investigative podcasts in her car, watching movies next to her cat, looking for late-night food, or geeking out about coffee with local baristas.

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in South Florida, some wonder whether there is enough medical equipment, such as ventilators, in local hospitals. Being at full capacity could eventually lead to health care rationing. 

Homeless shelters across South Florida continue to serve the most vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak. But the economic shock could keep people who are still awaiting a chance for shelter on the streets.

 

As businesses shut indefinitely to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, thousands of workers around South Florida are facing an uncertain future.

 

City and county officials in Miami are showing support for the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, urging residents to donate supplies and calling for rescue teams to be sent to the island.

 

    

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez held a press conference Tuesday together with the Consul-General of the Bahamas in Miami Linda Mackey, and was joined by several county commissioners.

The ocean is a significant part of life in South Florida. But for many disabled veterans, accessing the water is not always easy. 

The new executive director of the environmental group Friends of the Everglades is not that impressed with Gov. Ron DeSantis' environmental record thus far. 

For the last two years, Key Biscayne resident Debbie Wanninkhof has advocated for stricter texting while driving laws. A new law in the state of Florida will do just that.

The House bill will likely go into effect July 1 and will make texting while driving a primary offense. Under current law it is only a secondary offense, and police officers are not allowed to pull over drivers for texting while driving.