Lynn Hatter

News Director

Lynn Hatter is a  Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has been a member of the WFSU news team since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative.  When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn.

David Jamichael Daniels, 22, of Mobile, AL is charged with seven counts of attempted murder in Panama City, Beach.
Bay County Sheriffs Office

Seven people remain hospitalized in Panama City Beach, Florida after an early morning shooting. 22-year-old David Jamichael Daniels of Mobile, AL has been charged with seven counts of attempted murder.

The Florida Senate is preparing to vote on a plan to scale back standardized testing in public schools.  Significant differences between the House and Senate—could mean a lengthy negotiating process on education to come up with a plan to address public concerns.

Leon County and Tallahassee Commissioners will host a town hall meeting Tuesday. Local officials want public feedback from Southside residents on how to make the community stronger.


After years of nibbling around the edges, Florida lawmakers are out to de-fang the state’s powerful high school athletics association.  The association has been a target for detractors who say its too rigid.

A proposal that would partially shield some public university executive searches has stalled for the second time in the Senate. The second delay for the bill could mean trouble.