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.

A map representing the 13 regions for Medicaid Managed Care
Agency For Healthcare Administration

Florida’s plan to privatize the state’s Medicaid program for low-income residents, was billed as a cost saver. And last year, Florida healthcare officials started steering people out of the old fee-for-service model, and into private health plans.  Now the insurance companies say they’re running more than $500 million in the red.

Leon County Schools

Former Leon High School Principal Rocky Hanna will soon announce his political intentions. Hanna, now an administrator with the Leon School District, has been rumored as a potential candidate for district superintendent.

DNC Member Jon Ausman's proposed map puts Congresswoman Gwen Graham and Corrine Brown in the same district, but keeps Leon County intact.
LHatter / WFSUNews

The Florida legislature meets in two weeks to start drawing Congressional districts for the third time. The special session comes after the Florida Supreme Court declared eight districts unconstitutional due to gerrymandering. But a proposal by the plaintiffs in the suit to set the situation right—is causing heartburn to North Florida Republicans and Democrats.

Florida officials are asking the Seminole Tribe when it plans to end card games at its casinos.  The tribe wants to have a mediator intervene, and the fight could be headed to court. 

Awesome Tallahassee

As Tallahassee grapples with a spate of violent crime, law enforcement agencies have targeted predominantly black neighborhoods. Now one Rickards High School student's push to open the lines between black students and police, has earned her a $1,000 grant for an “awesome” idea.