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.


WFSU Local
2:39 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Leon County Says Goodbye To Sheriff Larry Campbell

Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell's funeral at St. Peter's Anglican Church
Credit Tom Flanigan / WFSU News

Updated 5:12 p.m.:More than 2,000 of Larry Campbell's closest friends and co-workers gathered today to say goodbye.

The crowd filled the cavernous sanctuary of Tallahassee's St. Peter's Anglican Church and overflowed into the church's basement meeting rooms and exterior cloister walks.  Campbell, Leon County sheriff since 1996 and more than half-a-century in law enforcement, lost a long batter with cancer and died Christmas Eve at the age of 72.

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WFSU Local
5:39 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

United Way of the Big Bend's Mitchell Gets New Job At TCC

United Way President & CEO Heather Mitchell has stepped down to take a new job as TCC Foundation's VP of Resource Development

United Way of the Big Bend President & CEO Heather Mitchell is stepping down to take a new job--at Tallahassee Community College.

Mitchell became the youngest president & CEO and the first woman to head the agency when she was appointed to the post two years ago. She replaced Ken Armstrong, who was head of the United Way of the Big Bend for 16 years prior to Mitchell's appointment.


Read the announcement from TCC below:

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9:35 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Gunman Killed, Three Injured During Shooting At FSU

The scene outside of Florida State University's Strozier Library at 1:35 a.m.
Credit Tom Flanigan / WFSU News

  Update 11:53 a.m.: From the Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A law enforcement official says the gunman who shot three people at Florida State University before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school.

The official told The Associated Press that the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University's law school. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to release the name.

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WFSU Local
5:59 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Leon Circuit Judge Judith Hawkins Fights To Keep Her Seat

Credit Gaza Road Ministries

Leon County Judge Judith Hawkins is fighting to hold onto her job. She’s filed a response to a recommendation by a state judicial prosecutor that she be tossed off the bench.

In her response, filed Thursday with the Florida Supreme Court, Hawkins said the removal recommendation was a much stronger penalty than what had originally been suggested by the hearing panel for the state’s judicial qualifications commission. 

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WFSU Local
10:19 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Update: Tallahassee Grandma Who Killed Grandson Charged With Premeditated Murder

Martha White, 63, is charged with premeditated murder in the stabbing death of her grandson.
Credit Leon County Sheriff's Office

A 63-year-old woman is being charged with premeditated murder in the stabbing death of one of her grandsons.

Deputies found Martha White's car half-a-mile away from the scene of the crime. The arrest report says she was bloody, carrying a wine bottle and Xanax. White told police her grandson's mother had been torturing her for years and that she was "fed up."

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