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Carl Lisciandrello

Digital News Editor

I wasn't always a morning person.

After spending years as a nighttime sports copy editor and page designer, I made the move to digital editing in 2000. Turns out, it was one of the best moves I've ever made.

I'm the Digital News Editor at WUSF, which means I'm up before the crack of dawn, working with our Morning Edition hosts to ensure that those who wake up with me get the latest news from our amazing staff. I also oversee the news content across our WUSF websites and on social media, and looking forward to our efforts to make community engagement a larger focus of our mission and making your voices heard.

I spent nearly 40 years in newspapers, starting as a clerk and part-time reporter at the Clearwater Sun (what a great learning experience). I worked for nearly 30 years in various roles at The Tampa Tribune, finishing my time there as Digital Editor before joining the Tampa Bay Times in a similar role and making the move to public radio in June 2019.

I'm originally from Piscataway, N.J., but moved to Pinellas County before my sophomore year in high school (I won't mention the year; suffice it to say I'm practically a Florida native). I'm a graduate of Countryside High, St. Petersburg (Junior when I was there) College, and the University of Florida.

You might see me strolling down Main Street in Safety Harbor (I highly recommend a sunrise at the Safety Harbor Pier or sunset on Dunedin Causeway), enjoying a cigar with my buddies, or working the register in the cafe at Harborside Christian Church on Sunday mornings.

Contact Carl at 813-974-8661, on Twitter at @carlmarksWUSF, or email clisciandrel@wusf.org