Michelle Quesada, WPTV

Michelle Quesada


West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Michelle:

Runaway children at risk of sex trafficking

More than 27,000 children reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2020 were labeled runaways. Often times, these cases don’t get the media attention or priority from law enforcement that stranger abductions do. → Read More

What treatments are being used by Palm Beach County hospitals to treat COVID-19?

It's not a one-size-fits-all situation, but local hospitals have developed standard protocols for treating COVID-19. → Read More

COVID-19 antibody tests: What do they mean?

If you've been infected with COVID-19 or got the vaccine, you likely have antibodies. But what does that really tell you? → Read More

Should vaccinated people still wear face masks?

Mask on or mask off for the vaccinated? As COVID-19 cases rise, those who are fully vaccinated may be thinking twice about going maskless. → Read More

Decrease in COVID-19 vaccinations worries doctors as Florida cases rise again

Over the last few weeks, Florida has a seen a downward trend of vaccines being administered, but an uptick of COVID-19 cases. And local doctors say 99 percent of positive COVID-10 cases are coming from unvaccinated adults. → Read More

Did Surfside condo have structural issues before deadly collapse?

Following the tragic building collapse in Surfside, WPTV is working to get more information on recent permits and inspections at the Champlain South Towers filed with the town of Surfside. → Read More

Surfside building collapse: Victims file $5 million lawsuit against condo association

The first lawsuit has been filed in connection with the deadly collapse this week at a South Florida condominium. → Read More

Surfside building was set for 40-year recertification before sudden collapse

The 40-year-old Surfside building that partially collapsed early Thursday morning was scheduled to undergo a recertification process this year. → Read More

Could 'red flag' law have helped law enforcement prevent Publix shooting?

Would Florida's "red flag" law have given law enforcement the chance to prevent the tragic Public shooting in Royal Palm Beach had the shooter's alleged social media threats been reported? → Read More

Florida health departments plan for hurricane season, which includes COVID-19 vaccine storage

When emergency management centers activate for a storm, COVID-19 vaccination efforts will come to a screeching halt. What happens to the vaccine doses and what happens if people are in the middle of a vaccine series are all new scenarios each county is preparing for. → Read More

WPTV senior reporter Michelle Quesada shares her reaction to second dose of Pfizer vaccine

WPTV senior reporter Michelle Quesada document her side effects after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Reaching the COVID-19 finish line: Vaccine recipients document 24 hours after second dose

Most people are not reporting side effects after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. However, the second dose has been a different story. → Read More

Donating blood after getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Is it safe to donate blood after getting a COVID-19 vaccine? The American Red Cross and OneBlood say yes. → Read More

Palm Beach County educators oppose proposal to end pension plan for new teachers

A bill moving through the Florida Senate aims to end pensions for new teachers enrolling after June of next year, angering some Palm Beach County educators who believe it puts the entire state retirement system in jeopardy. → Read More

Palm Beach County prepares to rollout 3 mobile vaccine units, close mass sites

Palm Beach County is phasing out its three mass vaccination sites and moving toward efforts to vaccinate the public using mobile units. → Read More

Petition aims to get rid of face masks in Palm Beach County schools

It’s a controversial topic and one that many school districts are still weighing: should schools loosen their mask mandates for next school year? → Read More

New way for homebound seniors to get COVID-19 vaccine

There's a new way for homebound seniors to sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

4 Walgreens locations in Palm Beach County to offer COVID-19 vaccine

Close to two million more Floridians who are 60 to 64 years old will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine Monday. → Read More

Doctor shares story of survival 1 year after battle with COVID-19 began

This month marks one year since Dr. Vladimir Laroche experienced the darkest times of his life. → Read More

How many seniors have been vaccinated in Florida?

President Biden said his goal is to have COVID-19 vaccines available for anyone who wants one by May. → Read More