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

Leon School Superintendent Jackie Pons (right) with City Commissioner Scott Maddox campaigning.
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A hearing is scheduled to continue Friday in a case questioning Tallahassee Commissioner Scott Maddox’s residency.

Josh O'Connor WSFWF

Florida wildlife officials are holding a workshop Thursday on how to get a group of buddies together to start a fire. They're encouraging landowners to cut down on wildfires by forming “prescribed burn associations.”

Deck of cards with Ace of Spades on top
Steven Depolo

An attempt to create a new gambling agreement between the state and Seminole Indian Tribe failed last legislative session, but Florida’s legislative leaders say they’d like to see a compact pass this time around.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Justin Smith via Flickr

Floridians with HIV and their advocates are hoping to find community, friendship and a place at the table this holiday season.

Jeff Kubina

The state’s economists are looking into the revenue slot machines are expected to produce this year. Estimators are seeing lower numbers from some locations, including one in Flagler. Chief Economist Amy Baker says that change could be connected to Hurricane Matthew, but that’s not the only explanation.

Via Stacey Getz

When construction workers clearing space for a new development in Tallahassee’s college town found a bomb tangled in the tree roots of stump they’d just pulled, they said it looked like something from a movie.

Regan McCarthy WFSU News

The president elect of the United States is known as a climate change denier and that has some environmental activists saying now is the time to organize.

Victor Hanacek

Overall spending is expected to increase this Holiday Season.  The Florida Retail Federation is expecting a 4 percent bump in state spending over last year. But Federation President Randy Miller says per person spending is expected to decrease slightly. He says shoppers are expected to spend about $935 per person this season.

Colin Carmichael / Flickr

Right now, about 800 Florida kids are waiting to find a forever home. November is national adoption month and state and city officials say they’re focused on finding more adoptive and foster parents.

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Lower cost flights could soon be coming to Tallahassee. That’s according to Ron Greenstein, the chair of the Tallahassee Airport Advisory Committee.

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