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.

The push to make Tallahassee more attractive to older, as well as younger residents, continues. A new survey shows the community generally gets high marks from the seniors who live there.

Tom Flanigan

Some Leon County teachers turned into students this week as they received a crash course in how to teach their own students about the Holocaust. That training program gained new relevance because of this past weekend’s tragedy in Orlando.

Internal Revenue Service

In the second of his two-part series on telephone tax scams, Tom Flanigan reports on what can – and can’t – be done to stop these crimes and how not to become a victim of them.

One of today’s more common phone scams would seem to be from the Internal Revenue Service. WFSU’s Tom Flanigan received just such a call and followed up on it.

Tom Flanigan

One candidate for  Leon County Sheriff says local law agencies need a single plan to fight crime. Walt McNeil insists he has just such a plan and will put it in place if he wins the next two elections.