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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WFSU Local
2:18 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

LCSO Identifies Deputy Killed In Ambush, Says Gunman Had 'Anti-Government Views'

LCSO Spokesman James McQuaig speaks during a press conference on the gunfight and death of Deputy Christopher L. Smith
Credit LHatter / WFSU News

A man known to local law enforcement for having anti-government views shot and killed Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher L. Smith this past weekend. In an emotional press conference Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department and Fire Officials outlined the events that led to the first death of a sheriff’s deputy in the county in a century.

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WFSU Local
10:40 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Leon Sheriff's Deputy Killed, Another Wounded In Ambush

Tallahassee Police on scene at Plantation Woods Subdivision where a man ambushed two Leon Co. Sheriff's deputies, killing one.

A Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy is dead and another wounded after they were ambushed by a man who started shooting at them as they responded to a house fire.

The confrontation occured in the Plantation Woods subdivision.

In a written statement, the Leon Sheriff’s office says, “the suspect took the fallen deputy’s firearm and began walking North on Caracus Court actively shooting at the first responders as they arrived on the scene.

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State News
5:41 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Case Of Deaf Inmate Divides Two Families; Questions Remain Decades After Murder

Pat Bliss (right) has been an advocate for deaf inmate Felix Garcia for 18 years.
Credit LHatter / WFSU News

The high-profile case of a deaf inmate was the subject of lengthy debate Wednesday before the Florida Commission on Offender review. The panel heard perplexing, and at times emotionally-charged testimony before deciding whether to move up parole dates for two brothers convicted for a 1980’s murder.

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Health & Science
4:07 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Telemedicine Debate To Be Revisited In Upcoming Legislative Session

A presentation on telemedicine during the legislature's 2014 session.
Credit LHatter / WFSU News

Florida lawmakers appear ready to reignite talks on the future of telemedicine after it was extinguished. The issue of how to handle doctors who treat patients remotely was jumbled into a larger health-related bill, which contributed to its defeat last session.

Florida TaxWatch’s Tamara Demco says lawmakers need to pare down their goals for addressing telemedicine in the state.

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State News
12:35 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Secret Redistricting Docs To Become Public Unless SCOTUS Intervenes

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to postpone the release of redistricting documents created by a Republican consultant.

Unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, the documents will become public  December 1.

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