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


WFSU Local
5:14 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

$6 Million Earmarked For Cleanup, Education In Apalachicola

A charter boat captain prepares to take clients out in Apalachicola Bay.
Credit Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

Officials are expecting to kick off a new Apalachicola Bay restoration project this fall, paid for with a $6 million federal grant. The money will be distributed through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. DEO spokeswoman Jessica Sims says the dollars will help fund several restoration and education projects in the area.

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WFSU Local
11:08 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Swafford Striplin Bests Incumbent For School Board Seat

Credit Photo from Swafford Striplin's campaign website

Alva Swafford Striplin bested incumbent Forrest Van Camp in the race for the first district school board representative. The veteran teacher looks forward to giving her colleagues a voice on the school board.

At a high spirited watch party Swafford Striplin is counting each vote as her lead over incumbent Forrest Van Camp steadily grows. Striplin says balancing the job of being a teacher while running a campaign has been tough, but well worth it.  She says it’s important for a teacher’s point of view to be represented in all decision making.

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WFSU Local
5:41 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Quincy Music Theatre Awaits Funding From Lawmakers

Credit From the theatre's show of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum in 2014

The Quincy Music Theatre is up for a grant to help pay for its staff. But whether the organization will get that money is now up to the legislature.

Bill Mock, Manager of the Quincy Music Theatre, says his place is the only theater he knows in North Florida that offers live musicals exclusively. He says the theater gives community members a chance to show off their skills or enjoy art in action. And he says his group hosts a camp for kids. This year more than 50 attended.

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State News
11:07 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Governor Scolds State-backed Insurer: If The Partying Stopped, Why Is The Bill So High?

Credit Citizens Property Insurance

Citizens Property Insurance CEO Barry Gilway is grounded. Gilway got a scolding from members of the Florida cabinet Tuesday who say the state-backed insurance company is spending too much money on overseas travel.

Gilway says he understands the state’s largest property insurer suffers from a damaged reputation. But he says since he came on board he’s turned things around.

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WFSU Local
6:24 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Early Voting Starts Saturday In Leon County

Credit Tom Hagerty

Early voting for the primary kicks off Saturday in Leon County. And while Florida has what are called "closed primaries," that doesn’t mean a person has to be a Democrat or Republican to have a say in some races. Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho says some local races, like school board will be decided during the primary election.

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