Tom Flanigan

Program Director for News

Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, with a focus on covering local news personalities, issues and organizations.  He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and  covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas and his home state of Maryland.  In between, he spent a number of years in corporate communications for a few private firms, time that he calls “invaluable” for giving him a greatly expanded media perspective.  During the relatively rare times he’s not racing to cover various community events and activities, Tom enjoys reading and playing guitar (He was a professional drummer in a previous life and is trying to expand his musical horizons). Follow Tom Flanigan on Twitter: @flanigan_tom.

Southern Shakespeare Festival

Last year’s revival of the Southern Shakespeare Festival in Tallahassee far exceeded organizers’ expectations. Now the event is being ramped up with a kickoff happening the end of this month (January). Southern Shakespeare Festival Executive Director Laura Johnson is still smiling over how well everything went for last year’s festival.

“We hoped, but did not and could not have expected, the kind of community support and outpouring of support that we got last year. Obviously we took that and that was the impetus for us to move forward,” she said.

Steve Circeo

A legendary North Florida singer/songwriter is finding some of his words don’t need music to make their point. Grant Peeples said he never knows where or when the muse might strike, or what may prompt it.

Tom Flanigan

A long-abandoned gas station in South Tallahassee is in line for a rebirth as a dynamic group of young professionals has joined forces to make it happen.

Volunteer Florida

‘Tis the season for giving and simply giving of one’s time and talents to a worthy cause is just as important as the material kind of presents.

Tom Flanigan

Early Tallahasseeans didn't exactly celebrate Thanksgiving, but the Spanish settlers at Mission San Luis still had lots to be thankful for.