Reporter Education: University of Florida, BA in Journalism
Meryl Kornfield graduated with honors from the University of Florida, where she studied journalism and Latin America. While at UF, Meryl worked at the school’s independent student newspaper, The Alligator, where she rose from staff writer to editor in chief. She previously interned at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post and Gainesville Sun. At every paper she’s worked, she’s tackled difficult topics from criminal justice to housing equity. This past spring, she was on a pilot team of student journalists who covered Florida’s legislative session, where she focused on issues related to the elderly community in Florida. Her work was published by the Associated Press in newspapers across the state.
The best-case scenario for areas grappling with this disaster could be a sweeping settlement among all the parties. But such a deal is unlikely in the near term, according to interviews with attorneys in the case and a survey of attorneys general nationwide.