Lynn Hatter

WFSU-FM announces the promotion of Lynn Hatter to the position of News Director.

WFSU Reporters Take Home Statewide Awards

May 1, 2013

WFSU-FM news reporters Sascha Cordner, Lynn Hatter and Jessica Palombo have won or were finalists for 2013 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Awards.

The awards recognize outstanding radio and television contributions from stations across the state.

Life in today’s America is next to impossible without a high school diploma. But it’s estimated that more than a million young people a year in the United States fail to reach that goal.  Many say the United States has a dropout problem, so how does Florida fare?

Tune in to Capital Report as education producer Lynn Hatter explores  Florida’s dropout issues  and takes a look at the challenges students face on the road toward graduation.


The federal government will allow states to decide what health benefits to include in insurance plans offered under the federal healthcare overhaul law. The issue of what benefits to offer has been part of the criticism of the Federal Affordable Care Act. But as Lynn Hatter reports, now that the decision has been left to states, will Florida take up the offer?

Florida education officials have released the state high school grades nearly six months after elementary and middle school grades were announced. Lynn Hatter reports Leon County is on the state’s honor roll list for the ninth year in a row.

Both Chiles and SAIL are “A” schools according to the state, with Leon, Lincoln and Rickards earning B’s. Godby saw its school grade drop down a letter grade to a C this year.

Two of Tallahassee's higher education institutions have been ranked among the nation's most affordable schools. Lynn Hatter reports when it comes to paying for college, many of the best values can be found in Florida.

Florida State University and Florida A&M University have been ranked among some of the nation's most financial friendly colleges and universities. FSU's ranking comes from Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, which placed it as the 18th most affordable college in the nation. Florida A & M's credits come from JET magazine.