Jim Ash

Jim Ash is a reporter at WFSU-FM.  A Miami native, he is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print.  He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.

Ash has worked variously as a reporter, columnist and bureau chief.  His specialties include state politics, the judicial system and the environment.  His career has included coverage of everything from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and Hurricane Andrew to the Florida presidential recount.

Ash is a graduate of the University of Iowa where he earned a degree in English.  He spent his summers interning for newspapers, including the Austin-American Statesman in Texas.

A hiking enthusiast, Ash has explored most of the public trails in California's Big Sur.  He is an avid reader who enjoys traveling, exploring the Big Bend, and water sports.

The Senate is moving ahead with a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, despite industry threats of a blizzard of lawsuits. But as Jim Ash reports, the House remains a big question mark.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is making it official with a social media post -- he's running for governor.

Speaker designate Richard Corcoran, a Land O’ Lakes Republican, is an unstoppable force about to meet an immovable object.

If it were illegal it would be the perfect crime. Phony write-in candidates are stealing the franchise from thousands of Florida voters who don’t even know they’re victims. But a Jacksonville civil rights attorney is asking the Florida Supreme Court to do something about it.