Regan McCarthy

Senior Producer/Assignment Editor

Regan McCarthy is the Assignment Editor and Senior News Producer for WFSU News/ Florida Public Radio. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories. She has also worked for the London Business Matters Magazine and the Rochester Sentinel, a daily local newspaper. She is the recipient of six professional broadcast awards including first-place Best Radio Feature from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  When she isn’t tracking leading newsmakers she spends her time knitting, reading, strolling through the woods and brunching at new restaurants.  Follow Regan McCarthy on Twitter: @Regan_McCarthy

City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee Commissioners voted during their Wednesday meeting against a move to create a sound mitigation wall between Cascades Park and the Meyers Park neighborhood. Mayor Andrew Gillum says he had initially been in favor of the idea.

Jane Sauls talking to constituent
Leon County Commission

Leon County Commissioners celebrated the work of outgoing commissioner Jane Sauls Tuesday.

Republican Senator Marco Rubio has been leading in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, but new polls show the race may now be too close to call.

Alicja Colon

Affordable Housing is a growing concern in Tallahassee and Leon County. And both the city and county commission are looking for solutions.

Tom Hagerty

Floridians now have until the end of the day Tuesday October 18 to get signed up to vote. A federal judge Wednesday extended the state’s voter registration deadline.

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The Florida Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner in an effort to get the state’s voter registration deadline pushed back. The official last day to register is Tuesday, but Florida Democratic Party spokesman Max Steele says he’s hopeful there’s time to address the issue.

“We think there’s time and we think it’s an important thing that the courts need to weigh in on so we can explore every option to ensuring every Floridian who wants to vote in this election has the chance to," Steele says.

Regan McCarthy WFSU News

Multi-use, multi-modal, walkability—chances are you’ve heard few of these buzz words thrown around as Tallahassee’s landscape changes and new development comes in. But who decided Tallahassee should be any of those things? And what happens if you’re not sure you like it? WFSU looks into how local development and the upcoming election might intersect.

A court hearing to decide whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida can keep offering banked card games like Black Jack is underway.

A home hit by a large tree during hurricane hermine
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

It’s been about a month since Hurricane Hermine blew through Tallahassee, testing state and local storm responses for the first time in more than a decade. Now citizens and officials are looking back on what went well and what needs improvement.

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Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady is on Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s short list for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.