Stephanie Buffamonte is an Emmy nominated journalist who joined the FOX 35 News team in November 2019.
Stephanie grew up on Long Island before moving to the Windy City to attend Loyola University Chicago. She’s excited to get away from the cold and move to the Sunshine State.
Prior to FOX 35 Orlando, Stephanie was a reporter in Milwaukee where she covered the city’s lead crisis, reckless driving epidemic, and many stories that impacted the community. She also spent two years anchoring/reporting in Wausau, Wisconsin before moving to Milwaukee.
In her free time Stephanie likes to run, hike outdoors, try out new restaurants and enjoy the company of her cats Ellie and Tigger. She hopes to participate in the Walt Disney World Half Marathon next year!
Health experts say a regular cloth mask just won't cut it for the more contagious strain.
Susan and Dennis Braley both got COVID-19 and went to AdventHealth Celebration. Susan died several days ago, while her husband is still fighting for his life. The couple had been foster parents for 20 years and fostered 300 children during that time.
An Orlando City Commissioner is trying to bring awareness to the disparity between races when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine.
As Florida moves to make it mandatory to require proof of residency at COVID-19 vaccination sites, some community leaders say it will stop some people from getting the vaccine.
County health officials say some long-term care facility residents are worried about taking the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine because of the potential for side effects. They're now trying to get the message out that it's important and safe to take both doses.
Several counties in the state were part of Florida's pilot program for the COVID-19 vaccination appointment system, including Seminole County.
Some assisted living facilities had expected their residents to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by now, but many are still waiting for the vaccines. The state is now working to try to make the process go faster.
Omni Healthcare received 2,000 doses of the vaccine this week.
Many assisted living facilities in Florida are waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, even though they were promised to be a top priority.
Orlando International Airport officials say this weekend was expected to be its busiest weekend of the holiday season.