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NewsNight will take an in-depth look at the latest developments in the coronavirus outbreak and how they’re impacting Central Florida. The panel will discuss how hospitality workers are dealing with the crisis as union leaders demand a streamlined benefits application process. Plus, we’ll examine the science behind pandemics and what you need to know to keep your children safe.

NewsNight airs on Friday, April 3 at 8:30 p.m. on WUCF. Join the conversation about the stories in your community.


NewsNight | Jerry Demings, Orange County Mayor (March 31, 20

FULL INTERVIEW: Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings updates NewsNight on the coronavirus situation in the area talking about the effectiveness of his stay-at-home order, how it's being implemented, when the peak might happen, the lack of testing kits and ventilators due to the poor federal response, and assistance for the unemployed.

#JoinTheConversation Friday night at 8:30 on WUCF.

NewsNight Conversations: Coronavirus Videos

NewsNight | Thad Seymour, Interim UCF President

How does University of Central Florida, one of the largest schools in the nation, handle a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic? Interim UCF President Thad Seymour sat down to talk about it.

NewsNight | UCF Emergency Management

The University of Central Florida's Office of Emergency Management is tracking the latest on Coronavirus to keep students, faculty, and staff safe.

NewsNight | Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings discusses the impact of coronavirus on the area.

NewsNight | Angie Gallo, Florida PTA & OCPS Board

Angie Gallo, Vice President Educational Development, Florida PTA and Orange County School Board District 1, talks about the ramifications of closing schools but also keeping students, faculty, and staff safe during the Coronavirus outbreak.

NewsNight | Dr. Timothy Hendrix, Medical Director of Advent

Dr. Timothy Hendrix, Medical Director of Advent Health’s Centra Care, talks to the NewsNight team about ways to stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak, and who should get tested for the coronavirus.

NewsNight | Mackenzie Weise, epidemiologist

I think we have to be really careful about the information that is being put out there and the images that are being shared," said Mackenzie Weise, epidemiologist with Wolters Kluwer Health.

NewsNight | Coronavirus & Children

Drs. Timothy and Deanna Sellnow discuss managing conversations with children during the coronavirus outbreak.

NewsNight | Coronavirus and Schools

Kelvin Soto, Chairman of the Osceola County School Board, discusses the impact of Coronavirus on the school system.

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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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NewsNight airs every Friday at 8:30 p.m. on WUCF.

We want to hear from you! Send us your story ideas about what you want to see covered in the community. Email NewsNight.

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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.

TV Schedule
Past Episodes
NewsNight en Español

NewsNight | Public Charge en Español

NewsNight | Trabajo de recuperación en Puerto Rico

NewsNight | Puerto Rico

NewsNight | Comandante de Policia de Orlando, Orlando Rolón

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