Mary Shedden is news director at WUSF Public Media, where she oversees a team of broadcast and digital journalists covering 13 counties on Florida's west coast.
For more than two decades, Shedden worked as a journalist at several Florida newspapers, reporting on health, business and education. She's been at WUSF since 2013, where she previously served as editor of the Health News Florida journalism collaborative.
Her journalism has been recognized by numerous times, including a 2016 national Edward R. Murrow Award. Her work also has been honored by groups including the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters and the Society of Professional Journalists in Florida and the Southeastern region.