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This week on NewsNight, delays to Boeing’s commercial crew spacecraft force NASA to reassign astronauts as it remains unclear when the Starliner may eventually blast off from Central Florida. As Governor DeSantis announces 2,000 new jobs for the Space Coast, the panel discusses economic development in Brevard. And as Blue Origin launches a historic flight, the company faces down allegations of a toxic workplace.

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Governor DeSantis takes on President Biden over immigration

Governor DeSantis promises to take steps to tackle what he calls the "Biden Border Crisis"

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What lies ahead for Casey DeSantis' cancer battle?

NewsNight's Steve Mort spoke with co-host Nancy Alvarez about her experience with breast cancer and what is likely to lie ahead for Florida's First Lady, Casey DeSantis.

Will easing travel restrictions boost Central Florida's economy?

The Biden administration has announced it will ease U.S. entry restrictions for international visitors - offering up a potential boost to central Florida’s economy. NewsNight’s Steve Mort discussed the move this week with the President and CEO of Visit Orlando, Casandra Matej.

Florida legislature to discuss Texas-style abortion law

Orlando State Representative, Anna Eskamani, discusses her thoughts on GOP efforts to pass a Texas-style abortion law in the Florida legislature in the next session.

Disney celebrates 50 years in Central Florida

NewsNight’s Steve Mort spoke with Rollins professor emeritus Rick Foglesong, author of ‘Married to the Mouse,’ about Disney’s 50 years in Central Florida.

Protestas en Cuba y en Florida Central

Steve Mort presentador de NewsNight habló con Luis Martinez-Fernández, Profesor de Historia en UCF y experto en asuntos cubanos, acerca de las recientes protestas en Cuba y en Florida Central.

Los mandatos de las máscaras en la Florida Central

Nancy Alvarez y Hazel Ortiz de Noticias Univision en Orlando discuten los mandatos de las máscaras en la Florida Central, incluso si los distritos escolares deberían continuar exigiendo cubrimientos faciales.

About the Show

NewsNight Wins FABJ Award

NewsNight is a weekly, taped 30-minute segment, featuring WFTV’s Nancy Alvarez as the moderator along with a team of journalists in radio, tv, newspaper, and blogs across Central Florida. The show is a weekly round-table discussion that highlights local journalism around important community topics. It is the story behind the story. The panel will break down the big story or stories of the week and discuss what and how they’ll impact the community.

Your community.
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NewsNight airs every Friday at 8:30 p.m. on WUCF.

NewsNight Wins Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists

WUCF’s weekly news program NewsNight took home an award during the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists virtual awards ceremony on Saturday, May 9. NewsNight won first place in the transportation and traffic category in the large television market division for its work on transportation reporting in 2019.

About Moderator Nancy Alvarez

Nancy Alvarez is a bilingual news anchor and reporter for Central Florida’s ABC affiliate, WFTV Channel 9, and host of NewsNight on WUCF, Central Florida's PBS station.

Over the last 20 years, she has played a role in covering every major story in the region including hurricanes, political events, and the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in June of 2016.

Nancy began her career as a reporter covering the space program in Brevard County providing live coverage of countless launches and landings. She was on the runway in Florida waiting for the space shuttle Columbia when it broke apart over Texas during re-entry. She was among the first reporters on the air covering the tragedy from the Kennedy Space Center.

Nancy was also on the front line for the infamous 2004 Hurricane Season when three hurricanes hit Florida in less than two months.

More recently, Nancy was one of the first reporters on the ground in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017. Over the course of multiple trips, she provided coverage of the impacts of the storm both on the island and in Florida as storm evacuees moved to the mainland. She was also there for the political unrest that led to the resignation of the island’s governor in 2019.

She also works as a public speaker and has used her reporting experience to advocate for issues including domestic violence and the challenges facing special needs kids in schools. Nancy is a first-generation Cuban American and lives in Orlando with her husband and two children.

Follow Nancy on Twitter here.

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