Lynn Hatter

News Director

Lynn Hatter is a  Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU 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.

Phone: (850) 487-3086

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State News
11:25 am
Wed November 26, 2014

DEP Secretary Vinyard Retires; Scott Names Interim

Herschel Vinyard, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Credit WWW.DEP.STATE.FL.US / Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Clifford Wilson III is the Interim Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. His position is official December 1, the day Secretary Herschel Vinyard steps down due to retirement, according to a statement from Governor Rick Scott's communications office.

“Secretary Vinyard was instrumental in helping us protect Florida’s environment for future generations, and we are thankful for his service to Florida families," Scott said in a written statement.

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WFSU Local
6:08 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Funeral For LCSO Deputy Smith Draws Thousands; Community Reflects After Back-To-Back Tragedies

Thousands attend the funeral of LCSO Deputy Christopher L. Smith at the Bradfordville First Baptist Church
Credit LHatter / WFSUNews

Florida’s Capital City is still reeling from two major shooting events in the same number of days that have left residents shaken and searching for answers. 

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WFSU Local
9:35 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Hundreds Attend Memorial For Leon Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Ambush

Local and state officials address a crowd of hundreds during a Monday night memorial service at FSU's baseball stadium.
Credit WFSU News

Hundreds of people braved the rain Monday night to show support for a Leon County sheriff's deputy killed over the weekend. Governor Rick Scott is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff.

It’s pouring rain at Florida State University’s Dick Howser stadium, something Leon County Commission Chairwoman Mary Ann Lindley says is fitting.

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Education
6:09 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Preliminary Report: FAMU-FSU Separation Could Cost $1 Billion

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

A preliminary report on the future of the joint Florida A&M-Florida State University College of Engineering shows a separation could be as high as a billion dollars.

The Florida legislature commissioned the study earlier this year after a plan pushed by former State Senator John Thrasher failed. Thrasher is now president of Florida State University.

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WFSU Local
3:07 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

FSU Shooting Victim Paralyzed; Condition Upgraded To 'Serious'

Farhan Ahmed
Credit http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-ronny-our-fellow-nole/267409

One of the students shot last week at Florida State University is paralyzed.

Farhan Ahmed was shot three times in front of the Strozier Library last Thursday. He was one of three people injured by a gunman. Ahmed's sister, Farhana Ahmed spoke on behalf of the family in an update on her brother’s condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Monday.

"He immediately knew something was wrong because one of the first bullets struck his spine and has left him paralyzed from the waist down. But despite his injuries he’s alive and we’re so grateful he’s here with us," she says.

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