Caitie Switalski

Reporter

Caitie Switalski graduated from the University of Florida, with a B.S. in Journalism, in April '17.

Her radio reporting has taken her to Havana, Cuba, California, Tallahassee, Gainesville, and South Florida. She was an intern at WLRN the summer of 2016.

In July of 2017, Caitie placed third in the Hearst Broadcasting national Competition, in San Francisco, CA. She's worked for WFSU-FM in Tallahassee as an intern and reporter. While at school, she gained anchoring experience for local Morning Edition at WUFT-FM, as well as a digital editing.

When she's not following what's happening all over Broward County, you can catch Caitie lounging in local coffee shops, at the beach, or watching Love Actually for the hundredth time.

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A Woman's Place In Cuba's Boxing Ring

Jun 30, 2017
Jordyn Heck / University of Florida

HAVANA – The fading yellow-green walls are chipping, and someone’s rooster crows loud enough to be heard over the whistles and punches.

The Gimnasio de Boxeo Rafael Trejo in Havana, Cuba, has tall buildings on either side which frame the outdoor practice facility. 

Katherine Lepri / WLRN

If you tried calling the main public library in Downtown Miami Saturday night, instead of a regular greeting you heard: “Hogwarts Library, Dumbledore speaking”.

 

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The Republican National Convention is well underway in Cleveland this week – and the Florida delegation is ready to bring some of the sunshine state to the Buckeye state.

Thuy  Lowe is one of the 96 alternate delegates for Florida. She’s running for congress for district 10 in central Florida, but says one of the things she’s most passionate about at the convention is recognizing Puerto Rico.

 

“When you talk about Florida and Puerto Rico, we have history together.”

Matt Rourke / Associated Press

The Florida delegates, all 99 of them and their 96 alternates, are staying in Independence Ohio,  just outside of Cleveland. The convention for them began with breakfast with political speaker Frank Lutz at their hotel,  The Embassy Suites.

That’s also the hotel where Magaly Lockhart is staying. Not a delegate and not an alternate, Lockhart came simply to be a spectator.

She’s from the Dominican Republic and moved to Tampa. She says, after surrounding herself with Hispanic family and friends back home, Cleveland offers the chance to meet other groups of people.

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