This Week on NewsNight
On this week’s episode of NewsNight – Nancy Alvarez and a panel of journalists including Field Sutton, WFTV; Brendan O'Connor, Bungalower.com; and Shannon Green, Orlando Sentinel, will discuss workplace bullying, the planned downtown Orlando memorial for July Perry and the victims of the 1920 Ocoee massacre and making Orlando safer for bicycles. Allegations of workplace bullying and its role in the suicide of a TSA agent at Orlando International Airport have led to changes in TSA leadership at the airport. Is there a culture of bullying within the TSA, and how harmful is bullying in the workplace to workers' mental health? Plus, downtown Orlando is getting a memorial to mark the lynching death of July Perry and others in the 1920 Ocoee Massacre. A recent report from the Equal Justice Initiative says Orange County had more lynchings than all but five other counties in the South from post-Civil War Reconstruction to 1950. How do we strike a balance between acknowledging that past and moving forward as a society? And, Orlando has been trying to become a more bicycle-friendly city, but cyclists say the roads aren't safe enough for all the added bikes on them. What needs to be done to make the streets safer for cyclists? Tune in on Friday, April 19 at 8:30 p.m. on WUCF and join the conversation about the stories in your community.
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NewsNight is a weekly, taped 30-minute segment, featuring WFTV’s Nancy Alvarez as the moderator along with a team of journalists in radio, tv, newspaper, and blogs across Central Florida. The show is a weekly round-table discussion that highlights local journalism around important community topics. It is the story behind the story. The panel will break down the big story or stories of the week and discuss what and how they’ll impact the community.

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About Moderator Nancy Alvarez

Nancy Alvarez joined the WFTV Eyewitness News team in May 2010 and currently co-anchors Eyewitness News Daybreak.

Her family is from Cuba, and she was born and raised in South Florida but considers Orlando a second home. In fact, she's spent most of her career in central Florida.

Her first on-air job was as the Brevard County bureau reporter for Central Florida News 13. Then it was on to WKMG where she spent five years as a reporter and received two Emmy nominations for her work in the station's investigative unit. At both stations, she had the thrill of covering several space shuttle launches and landings at the Kennedy Space Center.

She was also in central Florida for Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne, reporting nonstop during the now infamous 2004 hurricane season.

After leaving the area for three years, Nancy returned to Orlando and started with WFTV. She became moderator of WUCF's NewsNight in 2019.

When she's not working, Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband, son Benjamin, and daughter Julia. Their favorite spots include Cocoa Beach and a local hang out on a lake in Clermont.

Follow Nancy on Twitter here.

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