About ELYSA DELCORTO
Although life has taken her to unexpected places, Elysa Delcorto considers herself a Florida girl through and through.
Raised in Miami, Elysa got into journalism in high school and worked for the Miami Herald while completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Miami. After graduating from UM in 2003, she headed off to the University of Maryland to pursue a graduate degree in Public Affairs Reporting.
After finishing her adventures in Maryland, Elysa headed back to Miami in 2005 before finally making the move in August 2006 to Naples, where she covered East Naples, Golden Gate, the Estates and minority issues for the Naples Daily News.
In June she took over as editor of The Banner, a bi-weekly publication from the Naples Daily News that covers Bonita Springs, Estero, North Naples, San Carlos Park, South Fort Myers and South Lee County.
Outside of the journalism sphere, Elysa, or Ely (pronounced Ellie), enjoys cooking, writing and spending quality time with her husband, family and friends.
An avid reader, with a soft spot for sci-fi and Japanese animation, Ely is also a self-admitted fan of country music, Spanish rock and Bollywood movies.
And for those who want to know ... yes, her iPod has identity issues.
Firefighters battling blazes across Southwest Florida
Published 05/12/2011 at 9:55 p.m.
Southwest Florida firefighters were busy Thursday evening after more than a half-dozen brush fires broke out in quick succession. What’s unusual right now is that fire officials don’t typically begin to see fires started by lightning until the rainy season ...
New Census numbers show housing numbers not as bad as originally thought
Updated 05/05/2011 at 8:18 p.m.
The U.S. Census Bureau released additional housing data from the 2010 Census, which show that the housing vacancy rates were not as bad as some claimed in March.
2 charged in death of missing Estero woman whose body was found in northern Lee
Updated 04/26/2011 at 9:43 p.m.
Authorities say they found the body of missing Estero woman Mary Ann Zarb this morning and have arrested and charged two people.
Campaña de cartas espera limpiar el nombre de Dylan Nuno, y acusa al presunto asesino
Published 04/25/2011 at 9:03 p.m.
Tres meses después que Dylan Nuno fue silenciado en una carretera de Golden Gate Estates, amigos y familiares del adolescente se vuelven cada vez más vocales en el caso de su presunto asesino.
Letter campaign hopes to clear Dylan Nuno's name, attacks accused killer
Published 04/25/2011 at 9:03 p.m.
Letters dispute the notion that Nuno was a bully and ask that his accused killer, 15-year-old Jorge Saavedra, not be judged lightly
Fire crews contain 26-acre brush fire in Golden Gate Estates
Updated 04/21/2011 at 3:25 p.m.
The brush fire near the intersection of Shady Hollow Boulevard and Immokalee Road temporarily closed Immokalee Road in both directions earlier this afternoon.
Three Oaks middle band director dies from injuries suffered in car crash
Updated 04/19/2011 at 7:29 p.m.
A Three Oaks Middle School band teacher critically injured in an accident last Monday has died.
Replacement of memorial concrete benches with plastic causes Naples stir PHOTOS/POLL
Published 04/16/2011 at 5:30 p.m.
Nearly 70 concrete memorial benches that donors contributed in Naples were replaced during the past two months with recycled plastic benches. Most of the benches are at the street ends by Naples beaches.
Parks to close if federal shutdown; most Collier, Lee services would continue PHOTOS
Published 04/07/2011 at 8 p.m.
Some Southwest Florida parks will close, veterans’ services will continue and the U.S. Postal Service will remain on its schedule if the federal government shuts down at midnight Friday as has been predicted. Locally, those operations to remain open include ...
La ex primera dama Laura Bush atrae grandes multitudes en SWFL
Published 04/07/2011 at 10:48 a.m.
La ex primera dama, Laura Bush, saludó a las personas cuando firmó ejemplares de su libro, "Spoken From The Heart" en Books-A-Million en Mercato el miércoles 6 de abril de 2011 en North Naples. Alrededor de 350 personas estuvieron presentes ...
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