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Olivia Hyde

Olivia is an adventurer and uses her audio and visual production skills to show SWFL’s things to do and places to go. A fan of horror/suspense genres, Olivia also investigates crime stories including gruesome murders and cults.

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Graduating with a B.A. in Journalism from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in 2018, Olivia has worked in media internships throughout school including radio and newspapers. She landed the job at HelloSWFL after starting as an intern in the summer of 2017.

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Four New Nonstop Flights Available Out of Punta Gorda Airport
Southwest Florida flyers now have more flight options!   Allegiant Air announced Tuesday the start of new nonstop services from

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Fourth of July: Volunteers Pick Up Trash Left Behind
There’s more than just empty alcohol containers and food wrappers left behind after the Fourth of July. “I found

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Heat Stroke Training Now Required For Student Athletes, Coaches
As the summer heat beats down over the football field, student athletes at Cypress Lake High School are training.

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Southwest Florida Breaks World Record for Largest Human Seashell
Happy National Seashell Day! In case you didn’t know, Southwest Florida broke a world record today. A record for

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Puss Caterpillars Exist in Florida, and They’re Very Venomous
Ever seen a Puss Caterpillar? It’s the most venomous caterpillar in the country, and you can find them right

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Tamika Cody
– Tamika of New York City – Queen of the House Cody – Nurturer of Princess Monique and Prince @Univrse_

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Dulce Simon
Child at heart and mother of one, Dulce’s passion for cartoons and animation is not going away anytime soon. Combining

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Tianna Jenkins
Hi, I’m Tianna, but you can call me Tee. I’m a Multimedia Journalist and I love being able to capture

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Logan Newell
Logan Newell is a fast eating, frequent flying, bearded food journalist and native Floridian. Coming from a career as a

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Cory J.P.
An avid photographer from a young age, Cory has been working in the media industry since 2000, starting as a

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Shari Armstrong
Aside, from being passionate about eating pepperoni and pineapple pizza with a rum and coke every Friday night, I am

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Shannon Densham
Shannon is all about putting together an amazing party!  After attending the University of South Florida, she went on to enjoy

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Charlie Edward
Not originally from Florida or the south for that matter; but he’s trying, okay? Charlie Edward is a young journalist with

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Chloe Nordquist
Chloe Nordquist is a curious, creative journalist and storyteller born and raised in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona. She has

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Antoniette Meyer
Antoniette -more commonly known as Tonie- has a passion for writing and a love for animals. Exploring and adventuring are always on her

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Olivia Hyde
Olivia is an adventurer and uses her audio and visual production skills to show SWFL’s things to do and places

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Ninos Houma
Growing up with a passion for astronomy, Ninos always wanted to explore other planets in the universe hoping to come

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Christopher Fleitas
Graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Chris has worked a number of

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