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.

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Tallahassee has many Yuletide traditions. One of them is the yearly arrival of "Soul Santa" in the town's African-American neighborhoods. Jolly Old St. Nick attracted a full house of kids and parents to the Southside's Smith Williams Service Center on Saturday, Dec. 16. 

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People have been observing the Winter Solstice for nearly as long as there have been people. Tallahassee's Mission San Luis was marking the ancient occasion on Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 16-17).

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A Tallahassee film producer has wrapped up his latest movie. It's the story of a young woman who is pressed into caring for a member of her family who's afflicted with Alzheimer's.

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A second candidate for the Tallahassee City Commission seat being vacated by Nancy Miller officially launched his campaign on Saturday, Dec. 16.

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As the opioid epidemic swells the tide of abused and neglected children coming into the state foster-care system, a Florida judge is trying to find them a "forever" home, in time for the holidays.

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Tallahassee's Figg Engineering has designed many of the nation's most remarkable bridges. That's why the woman who wrote a groundbreaking book about bridges two decades ago is in Tallahassee to promote the latest version of that work.

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As more women come forward to report they’ve been sexually harassed or abused, the head of Tallahassee’s Refuge House worries more men seem empowered to escalate their assaults on women. 

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing. But there are pitfalls a-plenty for shoppers; especially when they shop online.

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Employees from Capital Regional Medical Center and parent company HCA’s North Florida office were doubling as holiday elves on Wednesday, Dec. 6. They were wrapping presents for dozens of local families.

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‘Tis the season for “A Christmas Story”. The production had its local premiere this past weekend and will again be on the stage of Theatre Tallahassee this coming weekend.

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Hundreds of Tallahassee senior citizens were treated to lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the North Monroe Street Senior Center and the Smith Williams Service Center.

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Capital City business owners and elected officials are hoping more holiday shoppers will patronize locally owned stores and shops. The “buy local” campaign officially begins this Friday, December 8.

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C-Span’s brand new bus is now making stops in the capital cities of all 50 states.  This week, Florida's Capital City gets its turn.

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Too often, North Florida is shortchanged by the Legislature when it comes to crucial funding. At least, that’s the message from a group of regional leaders that is vowing to make the case to lawmakers as well as the homefolks.

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It may have felt more like spring, but Saturday's(12/2) unseasonable temperatures just added to the warmth of the Capital City's yearly Winter Festival.

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An estimated 20,000 eager shoppers headed to the North Florida Fairgrounds over the weekend for the Tallahassee Museum's Market Days show and sale.

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This is the season for giving and some Tallahassee shoppers were giving to charity on behalf of friends and family members over the weekend. The Alternative Christmas Market at the John Wesley United Methodist Church featured three dozen charities to choose from.

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Until Friday afternoon, there had been three candidates filed to run for the Tallahassee City Commission Seat Three race. Now, there are only two as the incumbent, Commission Nancy Miller has dropped out of the race.

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Nearly 100 of Tallahassee's small business owners gathered at Midtown's Fifth and Thomas yesterday (Wednesday, Nov. 29). The purpose of the get-together was to network, exchange ideas and to provide county officials with a wish list.

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Thursday, November 30 was the final day of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. A new book by a former federal disaster inspector might be a good addition to the preparations Florida residents make for next year’s storm season.

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The Tallahassee Winds gives its fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The event will feature a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar works.

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Some of today's most advanced radiation treatments for cancer are now available in Tallahassee. Those advancements were on display Thursday (11/16) night during the open house of Capital Regional Medical Center's new cancer facility.

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There is now an award named in honor of a legendary Florida journalist. The creation of the "Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting" was celebrated during a gala Wednesday (11/15) night at the Governor's Club in Tallahassee.

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Tallahassee has one of the nation’s best community singing groups. That Community Chorus will be presenting its Fall Concert program this coming Sunday, Nov. 19, at Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.

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One of Tallahassee’s most popular pre-holiday shopping events happens this Saturday. The Christmas Market at Saint John’s Episcopal Church has been a seasonal staple for decades.

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