Waverly McCarthy

Waverly McCarthy is the Senior Digital Content Producer at WLBT and Fox 40 News in Jackson, Mississippi. As a Digital Content Producer, she has been able to embrace and grow digital news efforts while publishing daily content to WLBT’s website, mobile apps and multiple social media networks. She has covered many high-profile stories such as the murder of Kingston Frazier, the death of two Brookhaven police officers and the mass shooting that left eight people dead in Lincoln County. She has also been fortunate to cover sports stories that included Cam Akers’ incredible senior season at Clinton High School, Pearl High School’s undefeated championship run and head football coaching changes at both Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Working in this industry, she has seen the power of social media and the incredible way that it helps tell stories to hundreds of thousands of people in the blink of an eye (or click of a mouse). Social media connects millions of people to each other every second of every day. That is an awesome influence that everyone has directly at their fingertips. She believes that social media has become such an important part of how people communicate and tell stories. Waverly is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and a proud graduate of the University of Mississippi where she was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, PRSA, PRAM and Kappa Delta Sorority. When she is not working, you can find her cheering on the New York Yankees or eating at her favorite sushi restaurant.

Recent Articles by Waverly

Find your new love with help from your refrigerator

Pike County 14-year-old charged with mother’s murder released on bond

Bulldog basketball duo named C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophy winners

Former Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons tears ACL

JPS reverses decision to fire Forest Hill band director

Two Co-Lin students sing their way to free chicken and into everyone’s hearts

Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons not invited to NFL Combine; NFL citing past transgressions

Mississippi Transportation Commission announces funding for 163 Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund projects

Fire death numbers up across Mississippi in 2018

Girl lures teen into group attack and robbery in Brandon

Clinton police break open multi-state and international credit card skimming operation

  Amazon locating consumer goods fulfillment center in Marshall County, creating 850 jobs

Webster County Sheriff jailed on multiple felony charges, including attempting sex with inmate

“She didn’t want to live like this”: Bond denied for elderly man accused of killing ill wife of 40 years in nursing home

Kosciusko police officer suspended indefinitely without pay following sexual battery arrest

Vigil held to celebrate life of Jeremiah Williams

Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith releases statement on ‘public hanging’ comment

HEARTWARMING VIDEO: Military dad surprises son at school

Greenville High School football player on ventilator after being seriously injured during game

Billionaire donates $500,000 to McDaniel super PAC