Kerry Sheridan is a reporter and co-host of All Things Considered at WUSF Public Media.
Prior to joining WUSF, she covered international news, health, science, space and environmental issues for Agence France-Presse from 2005 to 2019, reporting from the Middle East bureau in Cyprus, followed by stints in Washington and Miami.
Kerry earned her master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2002, and was a recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship for Cultural Reporting.
She got her start in radio news as a freelancer with WFUV in the Bronx in 2002. Since then, her stories have spanned a range of topics, including politics, baseball, rocket launches, art exhibits, coral reef restoration, life-saving medical research, and more.
She is a native of upstate New York, and currently lives with her husband and two children in Sarasota.
You can reach Kerry via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @kerrsheridan or by phone at 813-974-8663.
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