Tom Flanigan

Program Director for News

Phone: (850) 487-3086  x362

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.


6:45 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

FSU's Winston Suspended From Baseball Team, Football Future Uncertain After Crab Leg Flap

Florida State University Quarterback Jameis Winston

Florida State University star athlete and Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston has been suspended from the university baseball team. The reason: Winston walked out of a Tallahassee Publix without paying for about $30 worth of crab legs and other seafood items.

This is not a criminal arrest, this is a civil citation program," said Leon County Sheriffs Major Mike Wood during a press conference about Winston's crab leg theft. 

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5:06 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Fans Flock to Help 'Tallahassee’s' Whooping Cranes

Credit Claire Timm

Fans Flock to Help “Tallahassee’s” Whooping Cranes

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WFSU Local
11:06 am
Wed March 19, 2014

New Tallahassee Church Taps Old Traditions

Construction continues on the new St. Peter's Anglican Church sanctuary in Tallahassee.
Credit Tom Flanigan / WFSU News
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Health & Science
4:32 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Tallahassee Dentists Offer Free Care 'From the Heart'

Dr. Walter Colon

The words “free” and “dental care” seldom appear next to each other, but they'll team up this Saturday as some Tallahassee dentists give their services away.

With all the recent and ongoing hoopla about affordable health care, one mostly ignored fact is that around 130 million Americans lack dental insurance and get little or no regular dental care.  A group of local dentists are doing something about that.

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Community Focus

Tallahassee and communities within the big bend region are rich in arts, culture, civic and local events.  The people, places and causes that make this region such a fascinating part of the state are constant grist for Tom Flanigan’s creative mill.  Listen to Tom’s stories here and follow on twitter @WFSUmedia.