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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Environment
12:19 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

FWC's Latest Step To Combat Lionfish Takes Effect, Seeks To Close Potential Loophole

FWC's lionfish control logo.
Credit FWC's Flickr account

Florida Wildlife officials are taking a new step to encourage lionfish removal and help control the invasive species. The new rule took effect Wednesday.

In August, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission banned the importation of lionfish for use in the aquarium trade. But, spokeswoman Amanda Nalley says there may be gap in that rule.

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State News
6:58 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Gov. Scott Announces 'Retirement' Of 3rd DOC Head Mike Crews, Names Replacement

Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews is stepping down.
Credit Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews is stepping down at the end of this month and Governor Rick Scott named his interim replacement Monday afternoon. Crews is the first of Scott’s agency heads to resign since his re-election earlier this month.

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State News
6:19 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Will Two Pension Efforts Be Separate Or Tied Together Again? Some Fine Either Way

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli speaking to reporters last week.
Credit Florida Channel

Pension reform will be coming back up in the 2015 legislative session. But, the question some stakeholders are asking is whether a local pension effort will be tied to a controversial  state pension reform plan again, which caused both issues to die earlier this year.

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WFSU Local
11:34 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Sheriff's Office To Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Leon County Deputy Chris Smith

LCSO Deputy Chris Smith
Credit Leon County Sheriff's Office

The public is invited to attend a candlelight vigil tonight for the Leon County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed over the weekend.

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WFSU Local
7:01 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

After Obama's Announcement, Many Fla. Immigration Lawyers Bombarded With Calls

Tallahassee Immigration Lawyer Elizabeth Ricci says since President Obama's announcement, she's been contacted by a lot of people, wondering how his executive action affects them.
Credit http://www.rambana.com/our-attorneys/elizabeth-ricci

After President Barack Obama unveiled his executive action on immigration Thursday, a lot of Florida immigration experts and lawyers are getting calls from those who want to know how it affects them.

Since the announcement, Tallahassee Immigration Lawyer Elizabeth Ricci says her phone has been ringing off the hook.

“And, of course, a lot of my clients and members of the community watched it and heard it and have been calling and messaging and wanting to know if they’re eligible,” said Ricci.

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