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.

Broward County Sheriff's Office

The South Florida woman accused of being the go-between in the alleged murder-for-hire of a Florida State University professor almost two years ago will not be getting out of jail before her trial.

Florida’s Capital City took home some top prizes during last weekend’s Emmy Award ceremonies in Orlando. For WFSU, one of those awards came VERY close to home.

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The City of Tallahassee officially went into holiday mode Saturday (12/3) night. The 30th Annual Winterfest brought more than 100,000 people to the city's downtown.

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The yearly Market Days event to benefit the Tallahassee Museum always attracts a lot of people. But this weekend's Market Days at the North Florida Fairgrounds had overflow crowds.

While most graduates walk to get their diplomas, a program to empower young girls has its graduates running to get theirs. Saturday (12/3) was the 6th 5K graduation event for Girls on the Run of the Big Bend.

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Former Tallahassee City Commissioner Steve Meisburg's many friends, colleagues and fans celebrated his life Thursday (12/1) night.

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Six hopeful entrepreneurs were pitching their products and services to a very interested Capital City audience the night of Wednesday, Nov. 30. The Pitch Night showcase was hosted by the Tallahassee Innovation Partnership and took place at The Gathering above Madison Social in trendy Collegetown.

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Tallahassee's many dozens of human service non-profits were out in force yesterday (11/29). The occasion was "Giving Tuesday" and the competition for awareness and funding was hot and heavy.


Every 20 years, 37 Floridians from all walks of life have a chance to make history. That chance is coming up within a few months and there are still some openings on the panel.

Gulf Winds Track Club

Thousands of people, from hard-core runners to casual walkers will descend on Tallahassee's Southwood Thanksgiving morning. They'll be taking part in a Turkey Day tradition that's nearly as old and as sacred as the football matchup between Florida State and the University of Florida.