Well, now that I have your attention...let me explain. As a broadcast-news student, I have covered many memorable television news stories. A Gatorade truck goes up in flames on I-75 backing up traffic for miles. I was there. Gator fans at the Swamp Restaurant feel misery as the basketball team falls to Creighton in a crushing last second three-pointer. I was there. Gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride visits Gainesville. I was there. As News 5 Chief Forecaster, I also provided North-Central Florida with accurate weather coverage during the 2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
WUFT's News 5 http://www.wuft.tv/news5 offers many telecommunication students the opportunity for producing, on-air, and production experience during live, professional newscasts each weeknight at 5:30 on Channel Five (Cox Cable's Channel Eleven). News 5 has won numerous awards in the past, including the 2002 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Region 3 'Best Television Daily Newscast' 1st place award. Our newsroom is located on the ground floor of Weimer Hall on the University of Florida campus.