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Aileyahu Shanes

WUSF Rush Family Radio News intern

I have moved around Florida more times than I can count. I have lived in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties before moving to Alachua County to go to school in Gainesville.

I am currently a senior at the University of Florida. I am working on my B.S. in Journalism and hoping to stay a Gator for a bit longer and work on my Masters in Mass Communication.

I have worked with WUFT-FM, north central Florida’s NPR affiliate as a reporter, producer, host and programmer. I have also worked at WRUF, Gainesville’s ESPN affiliate, as a reporter and producer.

As a journalist, I strive for the truth and nothing but the truth. Writing with context and without deception is what I focus on.

I love telling stories, specifically stories that make an impact. My passion is highlighting underrepresented and under-covered communities and telling interesting and impactful stories.

I come to WUSF and the Tampa Bay area trusting that I can tell stories that matter to our readers and listeners. I am hopeful you can trust me.

If you want to follow my work and send me story tips, follow me on Twitter and Instagram @a_shanes10.