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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Election Update
4:44 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Sen. Evers And Rep. Gaetz Win Reelection Unopposed

Matt Gaetz and Greg Evers, both returning to the Florida legislature without opposition.

Qualifying for state and local offices in Florida closed at noon on Friday, June 20. While Gov. Rick Scott and the three Republican members of the Cabinet all drew opponents, several incumbent members of the Florida Legislature were re-elected without opposition.

Two of them are in Northwest Florida.

Greg Evers of Baker is headed for a second and final four-year term in the Florida Senate, representing District 2.

It’s very humbling that folks thought enough of you that they were able to elect you without opposition.”

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Economic Report
3:23 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Harper: Oil Spill Recovery Act Good For Local Economy

Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper begins with the latest from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

On Wednesday, Yellen announced that the Fed will continue its current monetary policy, cutting its monthly bond purchases by another $10 billion per month and keeping its key federal funds rate near zero. Further, she told a news conference that inflation was expected to move gradually back to the central bank's 2 percent target.

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Pensacola Workcamp Update
3:18 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Youth Volunteers Improve Homes Of Those In Need

Group of teens in front of Lymon home.
Sandra Averhart

The first-ever Pensacola Work Camp is winding down. Coordinated nationally by the Colorado-based Group Cares program, the outreach ministry Grace of Pensacola has hosted over 200 young people from churches in nine states. They've spent the week in Pensacola providing repairs and improvements to the homes of eligible residents.

Across the city, there a few worksites, where homes are getting a facelift.

On Marcus Drive, which is tucked between the four-lane roadways of Fairfield Drive and Texar Drive, there are several houses that are getting some attention.  

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Freedom Is Not Free Banquet
5:31 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

'Movement For Change' Focuses On Legislative Change

Jerry McIntosh, Movement For Change

The community action group Movement for Change has been a fixture in Pensacola since the 1990's; officially established in 1997. Led by activist Leroy Boyd, who died in 2010, their original mission was the renaming of Pensacola’s Alcaniz Street in honor of slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Over the years, members of the organization have tackled numerous social justice issues, ranging from disparities in education, law enforcement, and the voting process.

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GRACE of Pensacola Hosts
4:15 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Youth Come To Pensacola To Provide Volunteer Service

Warren Jerrems

More than 200 youth volunteers from churches in nine states around the country are in the local community this week, participating in the inaugural Pensacola Workcamp.  The project is providing free critical home upgrades for over 30 local elderly, handicapped, and lower-income residents.

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