CategoryCoronavirus

Good help is hard to find

Well, at an affordable price for a home renovation contractor during a pandemic, that is. We bought our condo late last year and it’s in dire need of an upgrade. We started the process in September and we’re still here, waiting to begin. Still working to lock down our contractors. The issue appears to be the pandemic. People are stuck at home, so why not do some upgrades...

You want it to get better, but it’s not

Every day we are in the newsroom, we usually get the email showcasing  how many new cases of coronavirus hit the state of Florida. Every day we all hope that the downward trend begins. Today wasn’t that day. We neared 20,000 cases a few times. A week ago we hit our record since the pandemic of total daily cases. Then we dipped for a hot second down to about 11,000 cases thinking we’re...

Florida just hit a new record of COVID-19 cases

It’s amazing how much changes in about a year. Nearly a year ago when this pandemic began, we had about 15,000 cases of coronavirus here in Florida. I remember it well as everyone was extremely paranoid because they didn’t know what we were dealing with. I remember looking at every door handle with extreme focus and wondering, is it there? I’d finagle my arm around the handle...

Happy New Year, I have few plans

Well, would you look at that. We made it. Happy New Year. Not that we’re even close to out of the woods yet with coronavirus, but at least there are some signs of promise on the horizon. I worked this week (a lot) since everyone else is off and enjoying the last of their holiday time off. I was lucky to have Christmas off. That’s the thing about TV News – you’re always...

What just happened?

Well, hello there. Talk about being derailed. Since I left you, the world essentially stopped moving, people have been holed up in their homes, we had a baby and life just seemed to get wickedly strange. Now it’s like we’re coming out of the cellar after the tornado blew through to see what is left. Adjusting our eyes as we emerge from the basements…it’s a bizarre feeling...

Olympics are postponed and other coronavirus updates

Today it was back to work for me. Having a few days off helped the soul like nothing else. Last week seriously felt like we worked an entire month. It was extremely draining and felt like it would never end. Updates were coming in by literally the minute. It was a lot to process. This week, we’re getting a better idea of what’s happening – and it’ isn’t good. The...

Stuck inside and feeling it

Boy, this thing just started and I’m starting to feel it. It’s great to have a weekend off, but I’m staring down paternity leave in a few days and I know there will be little to no sleep and a LOT of sitting around and making-do. I actually excel in that scenario. I have endless projects and work to keep me busy (Shameless Plug: Check out my pandemic project Concert Corona...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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