Waverly McCarthy

Waverly McCarthy

Senior Digital Content Producer

Jackson, MS

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.


  • Ole Miss, Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Waverly

First vaping death reported in Mississippi

Worker injures leg after falling from Lake Harbour Extension bridge

Reeves signs order lowering state flag for Patriot Day, as acting governor

Waller will not endorse candidate in general election

INTERACTIVE MAP: See Mississippi’s gubernatorial vote county-by-county

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to make campaign stop in Mississippi

Lawsuit challenges Mississippi licensing requirements for eyebrow threaders

Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported, brings state total to five

Mississippi reports hepatitis A outbreak, joins surrounding states in fighting national epidemic

  No bond hearing set for suspect in Ally Kostial murder

If you get a call asking for money from U.S. Marshals, it’s probably not legit

Search continues for missing Canton man

Rain postpones Mississippi State’s College World Series match up with Vanderbilt

Public Service Commission, Secretary of State’s Office to implement new requirements to protect consumers from scams

Ethridge, Dillard, Johnson taken on Day 2 of 2019 MLB Draft

  WATCH: Dramatic dash-cam video shows drunk Greyhound bus driver crash off side of interstate

Police officer accused of statutory rape of 15-year-old commits suicide after news of abuse surfaces

Surveying system, Saturday license tests for students among changes coming to Driver Service Bureau

NCAA Regionals: Where Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Southern Miss will be playing

Keith Carter named Ole Miss Interim Athletics Director

Football coach Joe Moorhead signs four-year extension with Mississippi State

Ethridge shuts down Missouri as Ole Miss Baseball advances in SEC Tournament

Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum wins 2019 C Spire Ferriss Trophy

MDOC plans to offer more housing for re-entry

National Park Service awards $28,466 to protect 10 acres of a Mississippi battlefield

Gov. Bryant signs first-in-the-nation foster care reform

Tires stolen off three Mississippi police cruisers

Mississippi House and Senate pass $1,500 teacher pay raise

Find your new love with help from your refrigerator

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