WUSF Public Media has announced the hiring of Cathy Carter as lead education reporter and Julio Ochoa as editor of Health News Florida. Carter will be responsible for leading WUSF’s education coverage, which includes working with public radio reporters across Florida to provide statewide education news and context. She was previously the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition for Delaware Public Media, and also worked for radio stations in Orlando, reported for WAMU, the NPR news station in Washington, and was a host at XM Satellite Radio. Ochoa comes to WUSF from The Tampa Tribune, where he began as a website producer for TBO.com and served in several editing roles, eventually becoming the newspaper’s deputy metro editor.
“We are fortunate to have Cathy and Julio join our ranks,” said WUSF Public Media General Manager JoAnn Urofsky. “Our reporters have become a major force in covering key issues in education and health across Florida, and with the addition of Cathy and Julio, we expect even more.”