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.  

Ways to Connect

Young man in a football helmet and jersey looks toward the camera in confusion. His team is behind him.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU

Once NCAA champions, The FSU Seminoles can’t seem to win this year. Their most recent loss was to Wake Forest. Meanwhile, the FAMU Rattlers are triumphing this season, becoming top in their division.

Woman stands with her hands to the air like she's on a roller coaster. Others are behind her holding signs with words that spell, "Fund Corrections Pay Plan."
PHIL COALE / AP Photo

The Florida Department of Corrections is asking state legislators to increase its budget so it can address long-standing issues with the treatment of correctional officers and prisoners.

Disused kiosk with garbage on top of it.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU

Greenwood's only grocery store caught fire after Hurricane Michael. A year after the storm, it still hasn’t been replaced. The residents of the Jackson County city are banding together to assist elderly and low-income neighbors who can’t travel to find fresh food.

Three children stand together. The middle child is yelling into a megaphone and the other two are holding climate change-related signs.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU

Florida Republicans are beginning to lend their voice to traditionally liberal issues like climate change and LGBTQ rights.

In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019 photo, the container ship Hansa Augsburg is shown docked at PortMiami in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Wilfredo Lee / AP Photo

Florida’s top economists are anticipating an economic slowdown in 2020, but that doesn't mean a recession is on the horizon.

Two Children crouch on the ground near a box of colorful chalk.
Photo by Tina Floersch on Unsplash

A Leon County planning group has finalized three main goals for a proposed Children Services Council.

If residents vote to approve the council along with a new tax, the money will go toward improving child welfare.

The paper mill is in the background of the image. Smoke rolls off the mill's tower toward a giant field in front of the plant.
Robie, Ray W. / Florida Memory Project

Big changes are coming to North Port St. Joe and not everyone is onboard.

women holds up a sign that reads #metoo in front of a line of people.
Rick Bowmer / AP Photo

The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CSWG) will task its Violence and Safety Subcommittee with explaining micro-aggressions to the public.

Lime's logo-a sliced lime-is displayed above the wheel of an e-scooter. The wheels of two other e-scooters are in the background.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU

Lime scooters are back on Tallahassee streets. The re-emergence comes after the company found their e-scooters where they were not supposed to be: on Florida State University’s campus. Now, two more companies, Bird and Gotcha, have been asked to recall their vehicles.

Five black e-scooters are lined on the sidewalk. The back wheel of each scooter touches the grass and the front wheel faces the road. Teal words spell "VeoRide" on the scooter's stem. Tallahassee buildings are in the distance.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU-FM

As the first week of Scootergeddon comes to a close, local businesses are reporting a mix of positive benefits and negative impacts.

A blue tarp is strapped onto the roof of Callaway's one-room schoolhouse. The school is slanted over the green landscape it rests on.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU

The city of Callaway must dismantle and piece back its one-room schoolhouse to save its historical value after being damaged by the storm.

First person perspective of a driver who is texting. The driver holds a phone with a text message displayed on the screen. It reads, "Are you okay?" and "Can you pick up cough drops? I ate my last one." The driver's thumb is poised to start typing.
Roman Pohorecki / Pexels

Beginning July 1, Florida drivers can be pulled over for texting while driving. The act becomes a primary offense, meaning police officers can pull someone over just for texting.

Two e-scooters are standing up on the sidewalk. A winding road with trees can be seen behind them.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU-FM

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed off on granting e-scooter riders the same rights as bicyclists. Now, cities across Florida are implementing e-scooter programs.

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.

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