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

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

MSU assisting those impacted by Sunday evening residence hall fire

Missing 23-month-old Jackson girl found safe, alert cancelled

Ole Miss WR D.K Metcalf to miss remainder of season with neck injury

911 dispatcher arrested for helping accomplice rob fellow dispatcher at gunpoint

Mayor of Brookhaven, other officials react to Forest Hill band performance at Brookhaven High School

“Very irresponsibly, I was looking at the dang Twitter feed": Rep. Greg Snowden maintains he was not inebriated after DUI arrest

Sen. Hyde-Smith delivers strong defense of Judge Kavanaugh, advocated for confirmation

Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported in Mississippi