Kyanna Riggins

Kyanna Riggins is a digital news intern at WUSF Public Media for fall 2017.

The Ocala native is a senior at Southeastern University in Lakeland and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Journalism. She is excited to hear and share the stories of Tampa Bay community.  

Kyanna was a digital media Intern at Ocala’s Star Banner newspaper in the summer of 2017.

Her journalistic interests include politics and foreign affairs. She plans to be a foreign correspondent in Tel Aviv. Her interest in the Middle East stems from her curiosity about the history and conflicts of the region.

With restoration continuing this week after Hurricane Irma, Florida Department of Health officials are warning residents about standing water left by the storm as a thriving environment for mosquitoes.

Containers like garden pots, birdbaths, tires and cans, when filled with standing water, can host mosquitoes laying up to 200 eggs.

Residents across Florida have waited in lines for sandbags to fight the possibility of floods that Hurricane Irma may bring. Now, what to do with them?