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
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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WFSU Local
9:59 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

City Commission OKs New Rubric For Prioritizing Sidewalk Projects

Credit LHatter / WFSU News

The question of where to build sidewalks is polarizing neighborhoods across the city of Tallahassee. In order to address concerns about where the paths will go officials have created rubric to identify which projects should be prioritized.

In 2010 the city made a list of priority sidewalk projects. But since then officials have decided it’s time to reevaluate. City Engineer Steve Shafer told the Tallahassee City Commission Wednesday his department is proposing a plan that would award project funding based on four criteria.

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State News
8:00 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Thrasher In, Stokes Out—Search Committee Whittles FSU Presidential Candidates To Four

Credit Florida State University

Two of the most prominent candidates hoping to lead Florida State University, state Sen. John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) and FSU Interim President Garnett Stokes took their turns in front of the presidential search committee Tuesday. But one of them hasn’t made it to the final list.

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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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