Robbie Gaffney

Robbie Gaffney

Robbie Gaffney is a recent graduate from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.  

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A yellow anaconda is held with two hands close to a woman's chest. Its head rests on the woman's finger.
Chris Tefme / Adobe Stock

Reptile owners and vendors affected by an addition to Florida’s prohibited species list are filing a petition to challenge the decision.

Cutouts of a woman and a man lean against a wall. Behind the woman is a purple color and behind the man is a blue color. The two colors are split down the middle between the space between the man and woman.
Magda Ehlers / Pexels

The Tallahassee City Commission will review whether to adopt two proposals concerning gender-neutral or gender-specific language.

Bird and Jump brand e-scooters lean on their kickstands on the sidewalk. They are faced so that they stand parrallel to the roadway.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU

Gotcha, Lime, and VeoRide are the e-scooter vendors recommended by City of Tallahassee staff to participate in the upcoming pilot program slated to go live on July 15.

Vicky Potter stands beside her wheelchair in front of a large TEDxFSU sign
Courtesy of Vicky Potter / TEDxFSU

Florida State University came under scrutiny when a student began a Twitter thread calling out what she says is a lack of accessibility for disabled students on campus.

A lime e-scooter sits parked on a street in downtown Portland, Ore.
Gillian Flaccus / Associated Press

Nearly 1,000 e-scooters will soon be available for rent after Tallahassee’s City Commission greenlit a three-month electric scooter program. The city is now looking into which vendors to hire.

John Dailey speaks into a microphone as he looks out at the press.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU-FM

The City Commission will meet on May 15th to discuss agenda items that include filling the gap in committee seats and an e-scooter program.

Sen. Gayle Harrell (R-Stuart)
Florida House of Representatives

Sharing someone else’s nude images on social media or through other “electronic means” will be a misdemeanor if Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a bill passed by the house and senate this week. The measure is part of an effort to curb harm done to victims of sexual cyber harassment.

Gabrielle Monroe wears a pony tail and blue polo shirt. She stands at a podium with papers in her hands. Monroe looks off to the side as she addresses the committee.
The Florida Channel

Survivors of human trafficking are divided on two bills in the legislature.

Thousands gather at the Florida capitol (2/21/18) to push for legislative action in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fl on Valentine's Day.
Lydell Rawls / WFSU News

911 operators will directly transfer callers instead of putting them on hold under a bill moving through the senate. The measure follows a report from the Parkland Commission.

Damage Reports Follow Friday Morning Storm

Apr 19, 2019
A roadway is blocked by a large tree branch.
Erich Martin / WFSU News

Officials are assessing damage after a system of storms swept through the area Friday morning. An eight-year-old girl is dead after a tree fell on her home in Woodville. Others are facing outages and blocked roads.

Florida State University

Florida State University’s Graduate Assistant Union wants the college to change how it handles tuition waivers.

Cream Brick House rests on a lawn of green grass.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU-FM

Housing is scarce and evictions in the Panhandle are on the rise, leaving many with nowhere to go.

people laying down as if they have been shot in protest of gun laws.
Tom Flanigan / WFSU-FM

A bill in the Florida legislature would remove from public record video, audio, or images of mass violence victims.

Workers and volunteers help sort and stock a Tallahassee food bank.
Margie Menzel / WFSU News

Leon County Commissioners propose solutions for combating food deserts, address unsheltered bus stops, and rank Governor Ron Desantis’ performance in this round up of 2019’s Village Square Town Hall.

Tiny white dog with bulging eyes stare up through a wired cage at the camera.
Leon County Humane Society

Hundreds of starving dogs were found crammed in a South Georgia puppy mill the first week in March. That state’s Department of Agriculture raised concerns about the mill to local police who partnered with animal welfare organizations to rescue the dogs. 76 of these dogs are now in Leon County foster homes.

Upside down semi-truck on canal bank
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU-FM

Mexico Beach leaders are finding creative ways to recycle debris left behind by Hurricane Michael. 

Several pride flags lined up in a row and blowing in the wind.
filmbetrachterin / Pixabay

Two bills in the Florida legislature would add workplace protections for LGBTQ individuals, but activists say one could be a step forward while the other could be a step back.

House with a red roof is halfway slanted into the murky waters of a canal.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU-FM

Officials from Mexico Beach and Port Saint Joe say it will take many more months to clear debris from the once pristine shore. After Hurricane Michael, the priority is shifting from recovery to rebuilding, but some residents are still in need of assistance. 

Andrew Gillum speaking at a podium with a man beside him.
Tom Flanigan / WFSU-FM

Florida’s Commission on Ethics found probable cause to begin an investigation into possible ethics violations by former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.

Reverend Dr. R.B. Holmes is dressed in a black suit, white shirt, and red tie. Multiple mics are propped on the podium and he leans in to speak to the press.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU-FM

A 27-day U.S. government shutdown, the longest on record, has sparked altruism in the hearts of community leaders.

Red words spelling "Tax Collector" are attached to a tall brick building with windows.
Sascha Cordner WFSU News

Florida's Cabinet interviewed Jim Zingale to be the next potential leader for the state’s Department of Revenue. Zingale said the department needs to be conscious of the reasons businesses have overdue tax payments.

Nikki Fried is dressed in a business suit clutching a podium with microphones resting close to her.
Ryan Dailey / WFSUNews

Florida’s new Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried wants to make sure that agency heads are appointed according to the law.

Florida Supreme Court
Nick Evans / WFSU News

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that police officers qualify for immunity under the state’s Stand Your Ground Law. Previously, officers had a right to act with force, but could not seek immunity from prosecution.

Image of a lock in front of a computer screen with code
pixabay

Bitcoin scammers sent bomb threats to five Tallahassee businesses. The threats are under investigation, but the Tallahassee Police Department reports no bombs were uncovered.

Jeremy Matlow standing inside Gaines Street Pies
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU-FM

Jeremy Matlow will be one of newest members of the Tallahassee city commission. He beat his opponent Lisa Brown by half a precent. She conceded in a Facebook post Tuesday night. Matlow watched the midterm election results come in during his campaign watch party at Gaines Street Pies.