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Talia Blake

Talia Blake

Morning Edition Host & Reporter

After a brief stint as Morning Edition Producer at The Public’s Radio in in Rhode Island, Talia Blake returned to WMFE, the station that grew her love for public radio. She graduated with a double-major in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). While at UCF, she was an intern for WMFE’s public affairs show, Intersection. In her spare time, Talia is an avid foodie and enjoys working out.



Recent Stories from Talia Blake

A current look at the state of the job market in Central Florida. (Marco Verch/flickr)

Looking for a job? A look at the job market in Central Florida



Florida has gained more than 460,000 jobs over the past year, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. As we’re more than halfway through 2022, WMFE’s Talia Blake spoke with Tim Giuliani, CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership, about the state of the job market now in Central Florida and what you can do if you’re looking for a career change.


Florida TaxWatch recently released a report this month looking at the economic and fiscal impacts of education and training beyond high school. (photo via: nattanan/wikimedia)

Higher education and training will make your money grow in the Central Florida



Florida TaxWatch released a report earlier this month looking at the economic and fiscal impacts of education and training beyond high school. Lawrence Drake is interim President and Dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Bethune Cookman University . WMFE’s Talia Blake spoke with Drake about some of the ways higher education and training benefit the economy and residents in Central Florida.


Businesses are still recovering from the pandemic. (Paul S/flickr)

The state of Black businesses in Florida two years after the shutdown



It’s been two years since businesses had to shut down because of the pandemic, and that hit many Black businesses pretty hard. WMFE’s Talia Blake spoke with Glen Gilzean, the president and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League, about how Black businesses are doing now.


Central Florida kids are officially on summer vacation, which leaves lots of parents looking for affordable childcare. 
(Flickr/Province BC)

Affordable childcare isn’t really affordable in Florida



Central Florida kids are officially on summer vacation, which leaves lots of parents looking for affordable childcare. Inflation has made everyday living even more expensive. According to the Florida Office of Early Learning, parents are paying an average of $160 to $230 per week for childcare. 


Hurricane season officially begins June 1st. (photo via WalletHub)

How hurricanes in Florida bring a storm to your wallet



Hurricane season officially starts June 1st and with inflation hitting the pockets of many residents, it can be difficult to think of preparing for the storm. WMFE’s Talia Blake spoke with Sean Snaith, director of the Institute for Economic Forecasting at the University of Central Florida, about how hurricane season can bring a storm to your finances.