WFSU News Director Lynn Hatter Named Radio Television Digital News Association Region 13 Director
Tallahassee, Fla. - WFSU-FM News Director Lynn Hatter has been named to the board of the Radio Television Digital News Association, a national organization that works to preserve free speech rights of broadcast journalists and promotes journalistic ethics.
Hatter will serve as the board member for region 13, which covers Florida, Georgia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
“I am excited to welcome Lynn Hatter to the RTDNA Board. She is an energetic voice and leader in public radio,” said Andrea Stahlman, RTNDA chair. “Her enthusiasm for RTDNA and passion for journalism make Lynn a wonderful addition for our organization.”
Hatter has worked at WFSU for more than 10 years, covering health care and education policy. She has also worked in partnership with outlets such as NPR, Kaiser Health News and USC-Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism.
Hatter has served as news director since 2014. Under her leadership, WFSU News has earned more than 50 individual and team awards from organizations such as RTNDA, the Associated Press, and the Public Media Journalists Association.
“WFSU is extremely proud of Lynn for being selected for this role. Her award-winning talents and experience as a journalist coupled with many years as News Director for WFSU has prepared her to tackle the challenges and opportunities as Region 13 Director," said WFSU General Manager, David Mullins.
Hatter is a graduate of Florida A&M University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in integrated marketing and communications at Florida State University. She said she hopes to keep the conversation on the future of journalism going while on the board.
“We can no longer afford to keep doing our job the same way it’s been done in the past and expect people to accept that. I’ve never been about sitting still. I’m always trying do better and be better as a person and as a journalist. My focus is on ensuring my work and the work of my organization is a true reflection of, and can give voice to, the people in the communities we cover. Not every story is for everybody. I am grateful to RTDNA for this opportunity and am looking forward to being able to serve.”
WFSU Public Media provides quality public broadcasting services to the north Florida and south Georgia areas. WFSU Public Media is both an NPR and PBS member station, with TV and FM housed together in one building near Innovation Park. In Panama City, WFSU Public Media is known as WFSG-TV and WFSW-FM. WFSU Public Media also provides community engagement and educational services.