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.

Leon Soil and Water Conservation District /

On November 8th, Floridians will cast their ballots for president. But voting doesn’t end with the nation’s top office. There are a slew of down-ballot races, including state senator, judges and Supreme Court justices, and state and local referendums. But way down on the ballot—are soil and water conservation districts. And there’s a growing controversy over whether that office is still needed.

The free-market leaning James Madison Institute is distancing itself from comments made by one of its vice presidents regarding the motives behind a utility-backed solar amendment.

Tallahassee Mayor addresses the Democratic National Convention.

More leaked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman show Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s name among the initial list of people considered as a possible running mate.

Voting and healthcare advocacy groups want Floridians to consider healthcare as they cast ballots on November 8th.

Mac Stipanovich
Sachs Media Group

It’s no secret that longtime Florida Republican strategist Mac Stipanovich doesn’t like Donald Trump. This week he became the latest Florida GOP official to publicly back Democrat Hilary Clinton for President. Stipanovich shares his thoughts on the state of the Grand Old Party, and where it goes after this election.

Mac Stipanovich
Sachs Media Group

Longtime Florida Republican strategist Mac Stipanovich says he’s voting for Hilary Clinton. The move comes as more Republicans disavow GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump after the release of a video showing him bragging about groping women without their consent.

FSU Students with the campus chapter of the Public Interest Research Group try to get other students to register to vote.
LHatter / WFSU News

The deadline to make changes or register to vote in the November 8th Election is Tuesday and Gov. Rick Scott says he won't extend it--despite mounting pressure for him to do so as recovery from Hurricane Matthew begins.

Interior view of a hotel room - Marineland, Florida. 1980
Florida Memory / State Archives

Hotels across North Florida and South Georgia are sold out as Hurricane Matthew batters the east coast. Weary travels in evacuation zones are being told to go further west.

Tallahassee-Leon County Federal Credit Union employees with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. TLCU recently received a grant from the U.S. Treasury.
Trimmel Gomes / Gomes Media Strategies

The Tallahassee-Leon County Credit Union has received nearly $2 million to boost its lending efforts to low-income residents.

A North Florida state Senate candidate is pushing back against what she calls a “witch hunt” for all things confederate. In the wake of last year’s racially targeted killings of parishioners at black church in South Carolina, several states and local municipalities worked to bring down confederate emblems.