Kevin Derby, senior political reporter for Sunshine State News and one of the state's most knowledgeable people on Florida political history, will hit Floridas airwaves on a daily basis, starting today.
His Sunshine State News Update is set to launch on the 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily conservative talk show, Ed Dean Radio Show.
Derby's "Update" segment will air at 6 p.m.
Im excited to bring our Sunshine State News perspective to listeners all across Florida, Derby said. Ed Dean is one of the most entertaining and informative personalities on the radio and Im looking forward to working with him on a daily basis.
Originally from Jacksonville, Derby, who holds a B.A. in history from Trinity College and M.A. in liberal studies from Excelsior College, has worked for Sunshine State News for four years.
He has also worked for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Sayfie Media Group, the Center for the Community Interest and was a campaign aide for U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, during his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000.
Besides appearing on Deans show on a regular basis, Derby is a frequent guest on Drew Steeles radio show on Fox News 92.5 in Southwest Florida.
"Kevin is a likeable character with a fairly spectacular knowledge of politics and political history in Florida," says Nancy Smith, executive editor of Sunshine State News. "I think listeners will find he brings that knowledge to bear on trends, elections and candidates on all levels -- and he does it with great humor. Sunshine State News is proud to share Kevin with a state listening audience."
Deans show will be aired in all of the major media markets in Florida on weekdays and on weekends in some markets. It will be on the air in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Daytona Beach, Orlando, the Space Coast, the Treasure Coast and South Florida from West Palm Beach to Miami. The show can also be heard in parts of Georgia and South Carolina.