Andrea Perdomo

Andrea Perdomo is a reporter for WGCU News. She started her career in public radio as an intern for the Miami-based NPR station, WLRN. Andrea graduated from Florida International University, where she was a contributing writer for the student-run newspaper, The Panther Press, and also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter. 

In recognition of National Heatstroke Prevention Day, the Safe Kids Coalition of Southwest Florida partnered with first responders in Collier County to share tips on how to prevent leaving a child in a car and what to do if a person encounters a child left in a car.


While summer is still in full swing, the start of the upcoming school year is fast approaching. To help ease the costs of school supplies and apparel, the Florida legislature has approved several tax-free days that will begin next week.


University of Florida researchers have made some headway in their quest for cultivating vanilla plants that would thrive in the state.


As the impacts of red tide have consumed headlines, the economic and environmental angles have been covered at length.  But at ground zero for the toxic algae bloom, the emotional impact is palpable.