Delaware Public Media

Nick Ciolino

Afternoon Anchor/Reporter

Nick Ciolino has lived in and around Detroit, Michigan for most of his life.

He graduated from Wayne State University with an English degree, and interned as a reporter at WDET, Detroit’s NPR affiliate station.

Nick has worked in the city as a truck driver delivering cupcakes, a tire tech in an auto shop and a beer vender at Comerica Park.

In 2014, he began spending his summers in Alaska working as a commercial fisherman, and later as a reporter at KDLG in Dillingham, covering the wild Alaskan salmon run. It is from there he came to Delaware to host All Things Considered.

When he isn’t behind the mic or on assignment, Nick is probably picking a guitar or banjo and singing a tune.

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A public health research center in Philadelphia is predicting a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the region.

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The state is reporting another day of more than 100 new cases of COVID-19.

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Gov. John Carney says the state is leaning towards reopening schools with a hybrid between in-person and online learning. But a final decision won’t be made until next week. 

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State officials are concerned about positive coronavirus test results tracing back to a Dover Church.

Delaware’s Division of Public Health recommends congregants at Destiny Christian Church get tested for the virus.


As Delaware’s overdose rate continues to rise, the state continues its effort to hand out free Naloxone. 

Delaware is on pace to have another record year of overdoses as the coronavirus pandemic has brought on a surge of deadly drug use.


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The Delaware Department of Correction says it is seeing improvement in the COVID-19 outbreak at Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown.

A public-private partnership is working to protect and restore a newly public parcel of forests and wetlands in Sussex County. 

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Delaware is providing direct coronavirus relief to various community organizations.

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The state’s largest agency recently released a plan for how it can be more efficient.

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Delaware’s heat wave is set to lose some of its intensity but will continue late into the week.

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Public entities in southern Delaware are preserving nearly 40 acres just outside of Lewes. 

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Unemployment dropped in Delaware last month for the first time since February.

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Delaware’s largest teachers union wants districts to err towards a remote learning start to the school year this fall.

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Beebe Healthcare opened a new cancer center in Sussex County this week.

It’s the second piece to the health system’s new South Coastal Health Campus near Millville where Beebe opened a new emergency department in May.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware passed the 13,000 mark for total confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The state logged another day below triple digits with 81 new cases reported Wednesday.

The Delaware Department of Education is releasing its final guidance on planning to reopen schools this fall. But the state is holding off on deciding what form reopening will take. 

via Nanticoke Health Services website

Nanticoke Hospital is receiving some federal funds after being left out of coronavirus aid to rural hospitals.

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A new pilot program in Delaware seeks to reduce recidivism.

State and local housing authorities recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Delaware Department of Correction and the Delaware Center for Justice. 

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Delaware’s U.S. Senators are offering their priorities for when Congress reconvenes in a couple weeks with another coronavirus relief package likely to be on the agenda.

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A Sussex County property owner is looking to sell - with an eye toward adding more medical infrastructure in the area. 

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The state is cracking down on restaurants and others violating new rules related to COVID-19.

At the Delaware’s weekly coronavirus update Tuesday, state Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay outlined recent steps her division has taken to enforce coronavirus requirements in bars and restaurants.

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The Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber of Commerce says the Delaware beach communities saw a “devastatingly” low turnout for the Fourth of July weekend.

Delaware Department of Agriculture

New Castle County is under quarantine again to try to contain the persistent pest known as the spotted lanternfly.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware is reporting 221 new coronavirus cases Thursday and one related death.

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New unemployment claims are still high in Delaware, though they have levelled off in recent weeks.

The Delaware Department of Labor received 2,771 new claims for the week ending June 27 and paid almost $39 million in benefits.

Evictions and foreclosures are allowed to resume in Delaware again Wednesday under the latest change to Gov. John Carney’s Emergency Order.

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Gov. John Carney is ordering bars in beach communities to close ahead of the Fourth of July weekend and promising stronger enforcement of coronavirus precautions at restaurants. 

via In Wilmington website

Barclays announced Monday it is adding jobs in Delaware. The British Bank is planning a nearly $7 million capital investment to add a new call center at its US consumer business headquarters in Wilmington.

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Health care providers are noting an increase in drug and alcohol abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic in a state where the overdose rate has risen steadily for years. 

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Delaware’s Department of Correction recently announced in-person visitation at state prisons can resume at the end of the month.

Visitation was suspended in March as a precaution to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

But after an outbreak resulted in 148 cases and seven deaths among inmates, the state says only one inmate is still testing positive for the virus.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke with DOC Commissioner Claire DeMatteis about the steps taken to contain the virus in prisons, and preparations for a possible second wave of cases.