Sandra Averhart

News Director

Sandra Averhart has been News Director at WUWF since 1996. Her first job in broadcasting was with (then) Pensacola radio station WOWW107-FM, where she worked 11 years.  Sandra, who is a native of Pensacola, earned her B.S. in Communication from Florida State University.

For several years, Sandra was co-host of “Inside UWF” on WUWF TV. Also, she has partnered with WSRE TV to serve as co-host of their “Rally” candidate forums, most recently in 2012. Sandra also lends her voice to the University of West Florida athletics program.  She has worked as public address announcer for Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and continues to “work the mic” at UWF Volleyball and Softball games. Along the way, she has been P-A announcer for four NCAA Division II national championships, to include two each in volleyball and softball.

In her spare time, Sandra continues to enjoy playing softball. She lives in Milton with her husband Charles and two dogs, Beau and Mollie.

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Economic Report
1:21 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Harper: Ivan Created Economic Boom

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper reviews where the region is ‘10 years on from Hurricane Ivan.’ The devastating storm struck the Florida-Alabama gulf coast, coming ashore at Gulf Shores, Alabama on September 16, 2004.

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And Give Up Showbiz?
11:06 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Fred Levin's Life Chronicled In New Book

Credit Finn Partners

In his new book, New York Times bestselling author Josh Young provides a detailed and insightful portrait of one of the nation’s most successful and contentious civil trial lawyers, Fred Levin of Pensacola. A meet with the author and his subject will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20 at Barnes and Noble on Airport Boulevard.

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The World According to Bowden
2:27 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Bowden Editorial Cartoons Displayed

PNJ Editor Emeritus J. Earle Bowden
Credit UWF J. Earle Bowden Cartoon Archive

The World According to Bowden will be on display in WUWF’s Gallery through October 31, with an opening reception set for Thursday, September 18 from 3-6 p.m. at WUWF, which is Building 88 on the University of West Florida Main Campus.

The exhibit features a selection of editorial cartoons by J. Earle Bowden, editor emeritus of the Pensacola News Journal.  The prints are from Bowden’s career collection now archived at the UWF John C. Pace Library.

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Economic Report
5:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Harper: State Economy Getting Back on Track

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the latest three-year economic outlook for Florida from the Legislature’s chief economist Amy Baker, head of the Office of Economic and Demographic Research.

The budget outlook is presented every August. Harper says after a bit of a slow start to 2014, January through May, the state appears to be getting back on track. “Now for the new fiscal year, which in Florida starts July 1 and runs through June 30, the forecast is that total revenues will be up about $1 Billion for this fiscal year.”

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Operation Photo Rescue
5:15 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Photo Restoration Group Helps Pensacola Flood Victims

Operation Photo Rescue Saves Memories
Credit Operation Photo Rescue

Operation Photo Rescue (OPR), a U.S. not-for-profit organization comprised of a worldwide network of volunteers will be in Pensacola, FL on September 26-27 to digitally copy photos for anyone whose pictures were damaged by the recent flooding.

Hosted by the Covenant Hospice, OPR will be onsite at 2001 N Palafox St, Pensacola, FL on Friday and Saturday, September 26-27 from 9 am to 5 pm both days.

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