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Meet Some of My Friends Part 2

As I teased in my previous blog post, I would like to introduce three more of my amazing classmates and newsroom peers.

So, what am I waiting for? Let's dive in!

The first up is the amazing, incredibly talented and one of the sweetest people I know, Clarisa Melendez.

I have had the opportunity to work alongside and personally know Clarisa for the past four years. During her four years at UF, Clarisa has worked for WUFT TV and FM covering stories for NPR on 89.1 FM and for WUFT First at Five. She's covered stories revolving around Hurricane Michael and the support relief after the storm as well as the penalties for bee colony thefts. She is one amazing person and reporter and I have loved seeing her grow to where she is today!

Next up is the fabulous Gabriella Garza.

I had the opportunity to work with Gabriella during our radio course at UF and she is one person I know I can count on to be a source of support and encouragement. During her time at UF, she has done a lot of work for radio and TV in the newsroom as well as serve as an active member of a Multicultural Greek Council sorority. As her positive attitude and website will tell you, she will "conquer the world one day at a time."

Last but certainly not least, is Kate Venezio.

You can catch Kate running up and down the Steve Spurrier Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium snapping pictures and capturing classic and once-in-a-lifetime moments for fans and football players this football season. She has been a beat reporter for ESPN Gainesville and WRUF as well as serve as a sports anchor for WUFT First at Five. She has such an amazing drive both in and out of the newsroom and is someone I can definitely count on for a laugh or smile.


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