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
5:44 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Sheldon Announces New PAC, Hopes To Start Reaching Out To Others Outside Dems

Democratic nominee for Florida Attorney General George Sheldon (middle) joined by Quincy Police Chief Walt McNeil (left) and former Attorney General Bob Butterworth (right) announced the formation of a new PAC.
Credit Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Ahead of the November showdown, newly-named Democratic nominee for Attorney General George Sheldon is trying to outline the differences between him and incumbent AG Pam Bondi.

Sheldon says moving forward, he’ll focus on areas like Bondi’s defense of Florida’s same-sex marriage ban as well as other concerns Floridians have talked to him about.

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State News
6:12 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Fla. Effort Warns Of Drowsy Driving Dangers, Remembers Little Girl Who's The Inspiration

Credit Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

In advance of the Labor Day holiday, Florida Highway Patrol is highlighting the first week of September as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week to make sure motorists are not driving while they’re sleepy. The inspiration behind the week is an eight-year-old girl who lost her life to a drowsy driver in Tallahassee.

When remembering Ronshay Dugans, those who knew her remember her well, including Director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend Kasey Dennis.

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State News
6:10 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Fla., Ga. Troopers Unite This Labor Day Holiday To Crack Down On Impaired Driving

State Troopers from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama doing the iconic handshake during last year's "Hands Across the Border" event at Bainbridge State College. The overall goal is to stand united against DUI and other traffic violations during the upcoming Labor Day weekend.
Credit bainbridge.edu

Florida State Troopers are partnering with other law enforcement agencies, in-and-out-of-state, for the “Hands Across the Border” safety campaign. It’s an annual campaign that aims to promote safe driving practices along area highways leading up to the Labor Day Holiday—particularly sober driving.

For the past few years, alcohol-related deaths have been on an increase in Florida. And, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Ryan Martina says law enforcers hope to make sure that doesn’t happen this Labor Day weekend.

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WFSU Local
12:00 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Newly-Launched Local Chapter Of National Stuttering Association To Have First Meeting

A new local chapter of a nationwide support group for people who stutter is set to launch soon in Panama City.

Heidi Reynolds is currently a student pursuing her speech-language pathology degree online at Utah State University.

“And, I want to go for my doctorate and maybe find the cause of stuttering and how to help those who stutter find their confidence,” said Reynolds.

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WFSU Local
2:21 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Rep. Williams Wins House Dist. 8 Dem Primary, Even Gets Call From Charlie Crist

Rep. Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee) giving his victory speech, with his daughter by his side.
Credit Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Rep. Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee) moved one step closer to taking the House District 8 seat, after defeating fellow Democrat Dianne Williams-Cox in the August primary election Tuesday. While his victory isn’t set, he still congratulated by a number of people, including another winner of the night:  Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist.

Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Williams celebrated his victory over Williams-Cox at the Double Tree hotel in Tallahassee.

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