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.

America’s founders met in bars as they hammered out the nation’s beginnings. Now Florida State University is using a Tallahassee pub as one of the scenes for several open discussions about this year’s election.

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Mail ballots are now on the way to many thousands of Leon County voters. This is also the final shipment under the watch of the county’s longtime Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho.

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A community party to show appreciation for all those who helped before during and after Hurricane Hermine took place at Tallahassee's Tom Brown Park on Sunday (10/2).

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The new Urban Market is now open at the Centre of Tallahassee. For a team of real Italian chefs, it's a longtime dream come true.

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Leon County hosted its yearly Fire Truck Round-up on Saturday (10/1).

Put the visual and musical arts together and you’ve got the basic elements for a good party. Just such a party will be taking place this Thursday evening (10/6) at Tallahassee’s Goodwood Museum and Gardens.

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The medical procedure of having an MRI - magnetic resonance image - scan done can be uncomfortable and even frightening. But there's a new kind of MRI machine in Tallahassee that is more powerful and more patient-friendly than what has been available.

Theatre With a Mission

Imagine a dramatic literary wrestling match between two of the greatest writers in Western civilization. That’s the basis of this coming weekend (10/1-10/2) at Tallahassee’s Mission San Luis.

A pro-football Hall-of-Famer turned business and life coach is in Tallahassee this coming Wednesday (10/5). Jim Kelly is the 4th speaker in the annual “Power Forward” event that is the kickoff to Entrepreneur Month.

Some big changes are coming to Tallahassee’s Edison Restaurant. Tom Flanigan reports the eatery’s founding chef is moving on and his successor is expected to revamp the restaurant’s menu and pricing.