Regan McCarthy

Senior Producer/Assignment Editor

Phone: (850) 487-3086  x374

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

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State News
5:54 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Lemurs, Hedgehogs and Birds – Oh My! FWC Hosting Exotic Pet Adoption Events

Credit Emanuel Keller

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking for homes for exotic pets. Regan McCarthy reports it’s part of an effort to keep non-native species out of the environment.

Some of the animals available for adoption include lemurs, prairie dogs and pythons. Exotic Pet Amnesty Program Coordinator Liz Barraco says the animals all come from owners who’ve surrendered them.

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State News
6:49 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Duke Customers To Get $54 Million Credit

Credit K Michiels via Flickr

Duke Energy customers will get a break on their electric bills. A decision by the Public Service Commission will return $54 million the utility had charged consumers for a nuclear power project in Levy County.

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State News
5:13 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Is The Fifth Time The Charm For A Nuclear Cost Recovery Repeal? A North Florida Lawmaker Hopes So

Credit James Marvin Phelps

A Tallahassee lawmaker is pushing once again to repeal the state’s nuclear cost recovery clause.  State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee) says she plans to file her repeal for the fifth time in a row. Rehwinkel Vasilinda says lawmakers have made changes to the rule in the past years in an attempt to quiet voters’ concerns. But so far, she says, that hasn’t worked.

“Now we still have consumer voices being very loud and talking about the fairness of the issue and how to make rates more fair,” Rehwinkel Vasilinda says.

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WFSU Local
8:59 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Leon County Commission Gives Budget Final Approval

The Leon County Commission gave its approval Tuesday to a $228 million budget for the coming fiscal year. That’s about $6 million bigger than the current year’s budget.

Commission members approved a millage rate of 8.8. The property tax rate is the same as the current year, but because of an increase in property values, homeowners are likely to pay more. Tallahassee Community College President and Economic Development Council Chair Jim Murdaugh says the decision will be good for the community and help the EDC continue its mission.

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WFSU Local
7:55 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

City Offers Residents Chance To Double Up On Energy Efficient Appliance Savings

Credit Energy Star website

The City of Tallahassee is offering double rebates for Energy Star appliances starting this week and running through the end of the month. The local program corresponds with a state sales tax holiday for energy efficient appliances scheduled for this weekend.

Under the city’s rebate program, Tallahassee Utility Services Director Reese Goad says customers can expect to see what he calls “pretty significant” savings.

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