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

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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.

Florida Congressman Vern Buchanan's twitter

More citrus farmers could be in for tax breaks when they replace trees damaged by citrus greening. That’s under a bill that passed in the U.S. House Wednesday.

Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee)
The Florida Channel

Tallahassee Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda has changed her registration from Democrat to NPA, or no party affiliation. Rehwinkel Vasilinda, who is not seeking another term in the House since she’s reached the maximum allowed, says her decision to leave the Democratic Party stems from frustration with the current presidential election.

City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee commissioners tentatively passed a budget Wednesday. Officials will take a final vote on the spending plan September 28.

Leon County Courthouse,
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Leon County Commissioners held the first of two required public hearings on $246 million  spending plan Tuesday.

Hurricane Hermine downed trees throughout the Big Bend region—cutting power and prompting insurance claims.
Nick Evans

Leon County Commissioners are hiring a consultant to help get funding following Hurricane Hermine. County Administrator Vince Long says filing requests with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, can be tricky.

Dartland for Congress webpage

Walter Dartland, a Democrat, is officially facing off against Republican Neal Dunn in Congressional District Two.

MGN Online

An audit of the Leon County primary election found high accuracy. Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho says officials locally depend on a system called clear ballot.

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As residents dealt with the aftermath of Hermine last week, the Leon County Canvassing Board turned on its generators to power through recount in Congressional District Two.

Regan McCarthy WFSU News

After a 24-year career in Congress, Corrine Brown has lost her seat to former state senator Al Lawson.

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