Sascha Cordner

All Things Considered Host/Reporter

Phone: (850) 487-3086  x404

Sascha Cordner worked at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both TV and radio, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications.  She has received several  Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Awards with one of her award-winning stories titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink."  Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU.  Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter: @SaschaCordner.

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State News
7:34 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Florida Gov. Race Series Part 2: What Do Top Democrat Women Think Of Charlie Crist?

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist embraces his former primary opponent, Nan Rich, during a party unity rally in Orlando, Aug. 28, 2014.
Joe Burbank Orlando Sentinel

While more men tend to favor Governor Rick Scott more, the final Quinnipiac poll of the Florida Governor’s race suggests by a double-digit margin, more women favor Democrat challenger Charlie Crist over the Republican incumbent. But, in the last part of our two-part series, we’ll find out of top Democrat women actually feel the same way about the Republican-turned-Democrat.

“Please join me in welcoming the candidate, the man who will win the Democratic ticket to victory in November, Governor Charlie Crist,” said Nan Rich, introducing Crist at a rally.

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2014 Election
7:38 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Leon County Ballot Preview: Proposed Tallahassee Ethics Reform Initiative

Credit MGN Online

Note: Every day this week, we took a look at amendments on the Florida ballot.

In the final installment of our amendment series, we’ll look at a proposed ethics reform ballot initiative that has a bipartisan group at odds with Tallahassee city officials.

It all started with the United Republic—a Massachusetts nonprofit group. Josh Silver is the director of Represent.Us, a project of United Republic.

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2014 Election
6:43 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Saturday Is Last Day To Vote Early Ahead Of Election Day

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho in his ad promoting early voting.
Credit Screenshot of Ion Sancho's ad

Saturday is the last day Floridians can early vote ahead of the November 4th general election. With just days left, an ad is now circulating with Leon County election supervisor Ion Sancho encouraging citizens to vote early.

The goal of Sancho’s TV and digital ad is to encourage registered Leon County residents to get out the vote. He first touts the seven early voting locations that are available. Then, he outlines what’s at stake.

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State News
5:25 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Construction To Begin Soon For New Fallen Firefighter Memorial In Capitol Courtyard

An artist rendering of the future Fallen Firefighter Memorial
Sascha Cordner WFSU-FM

The courtyard between Florida’s old and new Capitol buildings will soon have a new addition. The State’s Fire Marshal office is partnering with other firefighter agencies to erect a Fallen Firefighter Memorial.

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State News
6:54 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

DOC Sec. Crews And Families Protesting Inmate Abuse Meet, Part Ways Amicably

A group of families are calling for the end of prison abuse. They all traveled to the Capitol Monday in hopes of speaking with the Governor.
Sascha Cordner WFSU-FM

An inmate abuse protest that started off at the Capitol Monday and ended at the Florida Department of Corrections left both sides parting ways amicably.

Ada Campos’ son, Justin, was serving a life sentence for killing two gang members. He claimed self-defense, but a judge didn’t agree. While housed in Jackson Correctional Institution, Campos says Justin got repeated calls and visits from his family.

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