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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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

Officials are assessing damage after a system of storms swept through the area Friday morning. An 8-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.