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.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's Fourth Annual Science Saturday Festival happened behind the Lake Ella cottage shops.  Hundreds of people young and old were checking out the more than seventy exhibits and hands-on demonstrations.

Some of the most popular exhibits had wild creatures, like the snakes and turtles at the Tall Timbers booth staffed by Georgia Ackerman.

“It’s absolutely a ton of fun,” she smiled as excited young people swarmed around the animal displays. “Very enthusiastic families out here today and we’re just doing our best to keep up with them!”

The man who now plays keyboards for rock and roll legend John Fogerty will be back in the Tallahassee area for two performances this weekend.  New Jersey native Bob Malone has toured the world for some twenty years.  He's played keyboards behind some of the biggest names in the business, like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett and Rickie Lee Jones.  Then, one day in 2011, the phone rang and some guy named John Fogerty was on the other end of the line.

Tom Flanigan

The long-awaited Edison Restaurant will soon be opening on the southern edge of Cascades Park.  WFSU-FM got an advance look at the establishment on September first.

Tom Flanigan

Willie Meggs’ announcement Monday, that he would not seek another term as Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney soon turned to reminiscence.  The veteran prosecutor shared some highlights and low-lights of what will be thirty-two years in office with reporters.


The Capital City threw a big "welcome students" party at Cascades Park Saturday evening.  Thousands of new and returning students from FSU, FAMU and TCC responded to the invitation.