The Florida Roundup

The Florida Roundup features journalists and primary newsmakers throughout the state discussing issues and taking your calls live from noon to 1:00 PM, Fridays on WUSF 89.7. The show is Florida-based and produced by WLRN in Miami and WJCT in Jacksonville.


Friday's from noon to1:00 PM

Melissa Ross, WJCT Host of The Florida Roundup
Melissa Ross

"First Coast Connect" host/producer Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting. 

As executive producer of "The 904: Shadow on the Sunshine State," Melissa and WJCT received an Emmy in the documentary category at the 2011 Suncoast Emmy Awards. "The 904" examined Jacksonville’s status as Florida’s murder capital.

WJCT’s "First Coast Connect" has received multiple national awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc. for best call-in program... Read More...

How can I join the conversation each Friday?

Listeners can join the conversation by calling: 305-995-1800 (no, it is not a toll-free number)
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- Listeners can join the conversation by tweeting: @FloridaRoundup

About the New Show

The show is a roundtable discussion featuring journalists and newsmakers throughout the state addressing the issues relevant to Florida and Politics, the environment and education are just a few topics you can expect to hear on the show.  Partner stations across the state contributing to the program’s production – WLRN, Miami / WJCT, Jacksonville / WMFE, Orlando / WUSF, Tampa

WUSF reporters will be regularly featured on the program

The HOSTS are two veteran journalists from our partner public radio stations: WLRN’s Tom Hudson, broadcasting from Miami / WJCT’s Melissa Ross, broadcasting from Jacksonville.