Bob Barrett

News Anchor/Reporter

Bob Barrett has been a radio broadcaster since the mid 1970s and has worked at stations from northern New York to south Florida and, oddly, has been able to make a living that way. He began work in public radio in 2001. Over the years he has produced nationally syndicated programs such as The Environment Show and The Health Show for Northeast Public Radio's National Productions. As well as reporting news and hosting afternoons for WUWF, Bob is the producer and host of The Best Of Our Knowledge, a syndicated program about education ... and produces podcasts for the medical journal Clinical Chemistry. He lives in Gulf Breeze with his family and is currently devising methods of keeping the squirrels off his bird feeders.


UWF Football Coach
3:48 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

UWF Hires First Head Football Coach

The Superbowl isn't the only big football story on the panhandle this week.  The University of West Florida has announced the hiring of its first ever head football coach. 

The announcement of the long anticipated hire came Friday afternoon.

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Lifeguard Tryouts
11:20 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Pensacola Beach Lifeguard Tryouts This Weekend

Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Now that the roads and bridges have thawed out, it's time to think about summer.  People interested in becoming a lifeguard on Pensacola Beach for the 2014 season are invited to tryouts this weekend.  The sessions will be held Saturday morning at 7am at the University of West Florida Aquatic Center. 

Alexander Johnson, the senior lifeguard says candidates will have to perform a 600 yard swim in 10 minutes or less in the UWF pool, followed by a mile and a half run in 12 minutes or less on the track.  There's a half hour break between the swim and the run.

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Winter Storm Driving
2:27 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Local Officials Prepare For Slippery Driving

Credit Florida DOT

Driving conditions are one of the main worries during an ice storm.  Once Tuesday morning's rush hour was over everyone had a short sigh of relief. There were no icy conditions and roads were relatively clear.  However preparations continue for the predicted freeze late this afternoon  and evening.

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Safe Santa Rosa
5:12 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Santa Rosa County Earns Designation As A Safe Community

Officials from Santa Rosa County are presented with their official "Safe Communities America" designation. From left to right, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall; Jim Melvin, Board of Commissioners Chairman; Chip Fox, Chairman of Safer Santa Rosa; Donna Stein-Harris, National Safety Council;Sandra Park-O'Hara, Administrator Florida Department of Health Santa Rosa County and Tim Wrosdick, School Superintendent
Credit Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa county joined an exclusive fraternity this week with a ceremony at Thursday morning's county commission meeting.   Donna Stein-Harris, the National Safety Council's Senior Director for Safe Communities America addressed the Commission officially designating Santa Rosa County the 24th "safe Community" in the US and the first in Florida.  Stein-Harris called it "a really big deal" and congratulated the people in the county who worked to earn the designation.

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Safe Santa Rosa
2:38 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Santa Rosa County To Be Designated A Safe Community

Credit National Safety Council

An official from the National Safety Council will be in Milton tomorrow morning to officially honor Santa Rosa County for its record of safety. 

Santa Rosa County will become the first community in Florida to earn the National Safety Council's Safe Communities America designation.  The official designation will be made at Thursday morning's meeting of the county commission by Donna Stein-Harris, NSC's Senior Director for Safe Communities America.

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