Ryan Dailey

Reporter/Producer

Ryan Dailey is a reporter/producer for WFSU/Florida Public Radio. After graduating from Florida State University, Ryan went into print journalism working for the Tallahassee Democrat for five years. At the Democrat, he worked as a copy editor, general assignment and K-12 education reporter.

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, Ryan also lived in Lawrenceville, Georgia and Southwest Florida before moving to Tallahassee. On a day off, you might find him playing guitar, attempting to play golf or hanging out with his dog, Buddy.

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Panhandle Counties ravaged by Hurricane Michael are trying to rebuild, with many still waiting for power. Liberty and Calhoun counties are neighboring areas both dealing with their own challenges.

Trees down at Crossroads Academy in Quincy, Florida
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Florida’s Department of Agriculture says about $1.3 billion worth of timber has been damaged by Hurricane Michael. That loss is spread over three million acres of forest.

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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is calling out the Florida Legislature for passing a 2017 bill he says allows builders to strip international building standards from Florida codes.

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Leon County Schools is seeing an influx of students from counties affected by Hurricane Michael as their home districts are closed. The students are being welcomed with open arms, but their arrival presents challenges.

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Democratic Senator Bill Nelson says fears that Panama City’s Tyndall Air Force base might shut down are “unfounded” after Hurricane Michael brought destruction to its hangars.

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Emergency officials continue to fight obstacles as they bring relief to hard-hit areas like Panama City and Mexico Beach. To the east, some towns on the fringe of the worst destruction are struggling after days without power.

Eastpoint residents enjoy a barbeque at the Big Top Supermarket after Hurricane Michael (10/12/2018)
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Coastal communities are trying to get back on their feet. In rural areas, neighbors are helping neighbors and businesses are pitching in. WFSU’s Ryan Dailey was able to get to Eastpoint in time for a community cookout, but he had to take backroads, Going through Highway 20 to 65.

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Michael is now officially a Category 1 hurricane, and is expected to be a Category 3 when it makes landfall Wednesday. Big Bend Counties are beginning to announce school closures, sandbag locations and additional safety information. 

Governor Rick Scott has extended his emergency order to additional counties and is requesting pre-landfall disaster declaration.

Courtesy Ron DeSantis Campaign

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has released his plan for Florida’s economy. The former congressman bills himself as an enemy of taxes, as state Democrats attack him for his economic record in Washington.

One local Tallahassee business has been recognized by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities as an exceptional employer. The award was given to 12 businesses around Florida that hire and retain those with disabilities.

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The Tallahassee Museum is encouraging visitors to meet its new guest animal. A giant anteater will be making the Museum its home while its Brevard Zoo enclosure is being enlarged.

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City Commission Candidate Bob Lotane has announced his platform on a number of issues. Ryan Dailey reports Lotane says his plan will in his words, “preserve and advance the city.”

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A group of activists opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is sounding off. The group visited the Tallahassee office of Republican Senator Marco Rubio Tuesday.

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Fifteen miles of Highway 90 have been renamed for a local hero. The dedication ceremony saw the late Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Smith’s family, friends and law enforcement peers celebrate his life.

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A nearly 15 mile stretch of Highway 90 will be renamed for a local hero. Late Leon Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Smith will be honored at a ceremony Tuesday, as the portion of the highway will be designated Deputy Christopher Smith Memorial Highway.

The inside of the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office with a vote sign
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Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, marking two weeks before Florida’s deadline to register. Those interested can get registered at a number of locations throughout the day.

A man operates a circular saw in a wood shop
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Gubernatorial candidates from both parties this week debuted their education platforms to Florida voters. Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum stand ideologically opposed on many fronts – like school choice and how to fund a teacher pay increase.

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Apalachee Elementary School is celebrating a sizeable donation that will go straight to the classroom. 

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The City of Tallahassee is announcing its next community forum event. City leadership is encouraging all those interested to register for food and conversation at the fourth Longest Table gathering.

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Tallahassee’s now-permanent City Manager Reese Goad is looking forward to hitting the ground running now that he’s dropped his ‘interim’ tag. Goad recently spoke with WFSU about his vision for the post, repairing public trust and working with new commissioners.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has released a detailed education platform. The former congressman says he wants 80 percent of K-12 dollars spent in the classroom.

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The nonpartisan research group Integrity Florida has released a new study about Florida’s charter schools and the industry’s political influence. The study took nearly a year to complete, and takes a deep dive into how the charter model became what it is today.

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Drivers are getting used to a new four-way stop that has been put in at West Call Street and Chapel Drive. The four-way stop is located near the entrance of a popular Chick-Fil-A location and a number of housing developments.

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Three Floridian Democratic politicians are lashing out against Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis. They’re upset about a 2013 vote he cast as a Congressman. The vote was against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which provides funding and resources to fight domestic violence.

Emerson George / Courtesy Ron DeSantis For Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis is touting his environmental platform, which his campaign released this week.

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