Joycelyn Cabrera

Joycelyn Cabrera

News Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Joycelyn Cabrera is an Arizona native who expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and a minor in digital audiences. She is a digital reporter and producer at Cronkite News in Washington, D.C., and has reported for a nonprofit organization and local news outlets in Arizona.

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Schools welcome state mandate for masks in classrooms, buses, events

WASHINGTON - Arizona health officials on Thursday mandated that students wear face coverings in school, on buses and at school activities, an emergency order that school officials called a step in the right direction, but not enough.

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Arizonans will be watching closely when Supreme Court takes up ACA

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act - again - in a case advocates say could affect health coverage for up to 233,000 Arizonans if the law is overturned. Arizona is part of the suit trying to reverse the law.


Presidential race called for Biden, Arizona plays key role

PHOENIX – Several national news outlets have called the presidential race for former Vice President Joe Biden, who is projected to become the 46th president of the United States. Arizona played a key role in the election.


Officials ‘braced for the worst,’ but report little voter intimidation

WASHINGTON - Elections officials feared cases of voter intimidation would mar Election Day in Arizona, but said Tuesday they had seen few problems over the course of the day and that the issues they did encounter were quickly resolved.


TikTok politics: Video-sharing app users move from hobby to headlines

WASHINGTON - TikTok users are finding the video-sharing platform is more than just a medium for frivolous clips. It can also be an effective way to share campaign messages of politicians - all without the interference of political ads or the politicians themselves.


Halloween 2020: A different kind of mask, but just as scary this year

WASHINGTON - When health officials said Arizona residents could enjoy trick-or-treating this year if they found "various creative ways" to distribute candy during a pandemic, they may not have anticipated the creativity the day's fans would show to have their holiday.


Ducey defends shift in guidelines for return to virtual schooling

WASHINGTON - The Ducey administration defended its decision Thursday to make it harder for Arizona schools to revert to virtual education, from in-person or hybrid schooling, in the face of surging COVID-19 cases.


Trump cites Arizona’s success fighting COVID-19, as cases resume rise

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump cited Arizona early in Thursday's presidential debate, claiming the "very big spike" in COVID-19 cases in the state is "now gone." Except that cases in the state are rising and health officials are urging people not to let down their guard.


McSally heaps praise on Barrett on eve of first confirmation vote

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Martha McSally left little doubt how she plans to vote on Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, calling Barrett "a gift to America" during a brief meeting Wednesday.


CDC: Masks, business limits helped curb spread of COVID-19 in Arizona

WASHINGTON - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report Friday credited mask mandates and business restrictions for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona, reversing an early summer spike blamed on an early easing of restrictions.


State passes COVID-19 milestone, as final county meets reopening mark

WASHINGTON - Arizona officials hailed a COVID-19 milestone Thursday, when the final county in the state crossed a coronavirus transmission threshold that lets some shuttered businesses begin the process of reopening.


COVID-19 not top health concern of voters in Arizona, other battlegrounds

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 may be getting the headlines but it's not the top health care issue on the minds of voters in a number of battleground states, including Arizona, according to a poll released Thursday.


Arizona users shrug at U.S. ban on TikTok, WeChat as Chinese spy tools

WASHINGTON - Arizona users of the popular apps TikTok and WeChat brushed off federal government threats Friday to prohibit the platforms, and downplayed concerns that the two products are being used as a tool for Chinese spying.


Long shots: If COVID-19 vaccine comes, Arizonans may not line up to get it

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials told a Senate panel Wednesday that limited amounts of a COVID-19 vaccine could be available as early as November - but that doesn't mean Arizonans are willing to try it, according to a new poll.

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State pushes flu vaccinations to avert flu-and-COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’

Just over two in five Arizona adults got a flu shot last year, a number state officials are desperate to improve on before the onset of both influenza and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this fall, what could be a "perfect storm" of illness.


Arizona bars reopen amid COVID-19 guidelines

PHOENIX – Arizona bars reopened after the state health department released a report showing moderate community spread of COVID-19 in most counties. Three bars had liquor licenses yanked.


State passes 5,000 COVID-19 deaths, but overall numbers trending down

WASHINGTON - Arizona passed 200,000 COVID-19 cases this week and the death toll from the disease topped 5,000 Saturday, but despite those somber milestones experts said the numbers are all moving in the right direction - for now.