Crystal ChavezAll Things Considered Host and Reporter
Crystal Chavez comes to WMFE from Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, Texas. She served as the Morning Edition host in the Alamo City for the past three years. Crystal also produced a weekly radio program called Fronteras, providing in-depth reporting on U.S.-Mexico border issues, immigration and changing demographics in the Southwest.
Before TPR, she was the morning producer at KUT News, the NPR member station in Austin,TX. Crystal graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and is a proud Texas Longhorn! When she's not working, her favorite place to be is some beach...somewhere.
Recent Stories from Crystal Chavez
“I love seeing culturally diverse restaurants pop up in varied areas of town. So I was pleased to see Zeytin Turkish Cuisine open on Edgewater Drive.”
It’s one of many goals laid out in the university’s new strategic plan to rely less on tuition and tax dollars.
Bonnie Robyn Charyn has been entertaining crowds for 16 years in Central Florida with her puppet shows. She has more than a hundred puppets. Charyn said her productions appeal to children of all ages.
Don’t assume, as I did, that Market to Table is just another way of saying farm to table. Chef Ryan Freelove freely admits that he sources some ingredients from more conventional means, including major distributors. (Though not exclusively; indeed some items come from as close as a rooftop garden.) But that does not diminish the overall high quality of the food served here. My guest and I started by sharing an appetizer of Seared Sea Scallops, three beautiful disks with a golden sear on a pillow of truffled potato puree. The scallops were firm and fresh tasting. My companion chose the Braised Short Rib. Although it was served on the bone, it was only precariously so, the meat balanced atop …
Cocoa Beach is once again considering whether to allow dogs on parts of the beach. City commissioners will debate the issue and hear feedback from residents Thursday night.
I didn’t think it was possible but Robert Earl has outdone himself. The newly rebranded Planet Hollywood Observatory is a theme restaurant of Cecile B. DeMille proportions. The massive dining venue is on three open levels — think orchestra, mezzanine and balcony — and is dominated by a huge, towering curved screen where videos and other images are projected from various angles. It’s a little bit like dining in an IMAX theater. The observatory designation is a brilliant one because an observatory and Hollywood have the same obsession: stars. Foodwise, this is still Planet Hollywood. One comes here for the spectacle, the memorabilia and the atmospherics, one doesn’t come here for fine dining. Even with — or especially because of? …
The Orlando Jazz Festival kicks off Friday and runs through Saturday. Local coordinator Zita Steglich Ross tells Spotlight what audiences can expect.
Wildfires are burning across the state and firefighters were working on at least two in central Florida Thursday. One is called Savage 2, the other Hal Scott Preserve.
15 local organizations serving the LGBT community will get more than $450,000 in grants at a ceremony Wednesday at The Abbey. The money is coming from Contigo Fund. Contigo means “with you.”
Florida reported the highest number of fraud complaints and the second highest number of identity theft complaints in the nation last year. That’s based on a new report from the Federal Trade Commission.