This Week on NewsNight
This week on NewsNight, as early voting takes place in primary elections in Central Florida, the panel will look at some of the key races ahead of polling day on August 18. Also, as students return to school online in Orange County, with in-person classes set to resume soon, the panel will discuss plans to keep students safe. Plus, the latest local developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.
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NewsNight | Danielle McKinnon Talks Systemic Racism
Danielle McKinnon, Chair of the Valencia College of African Heritage Committee, spoke with NewsNight about systemic racism.
NewsNight | Seminole County Medical Director on Increased Co
"...the scary part is that these are all real. This is not due to an increase in testing. It's due to an increase in disease." Seminole County's Medical Director blames Florida's spike in coronavirus cases on members of the public not doing the right things, such as social distancing and mask wearing.
NewsNight | Volusia Co. Sheriff on Law Enforcement Education
NewsNight's Steve Mort spoke with Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood about law enforcement education and moving forward to rebuild trust in the community.
NewsNight | Returning to Schools in the Fall
Fedrick Ingram, President of the Florida Education Association, talks about schools returning in the fall, equity, and black lives matter.
About the Show
NewsNight Wins FABJ Award
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.
NewsNight airs every Friday at 8:30 p.m. on WUCF.
NewsNight Wins Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists
WUCF’s weekly news program NewsNight took home an award during the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists virtual awards ceremony on Saturday, May 9. NewsNight won first place in the transportation and traffic category in the large television market division for its work on transportation reporting in 2019.
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.