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.
The Rebel MLB Draft totals are now up to 177 in program history and 110 in the Mike Bianco era. The four players selected in the first six rounds are the most for Ole Miss since five were chosen in the top five rounds in 2005.
The Children’s Promise Act (HB 1613) will provide concrete assistance to nonprofit organizations working on diverse problems around the state, including human trafficking, opioid addiction, and autism.
18-year-old Jon Taylor Thames and 20-year-old Fisher Warren took the opportunity to show their dedication to the Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings by camping out so they would be the very first ones in line.
Totaling $250 million, the approved projects will repair or replace 200 bridges severely restricting mobility, including 99 that are currently closed and another 91 that have posted weight restrictions.
The number of fire deaths in 2018 reflects a 36 percent increase over fire deaths during the previous year. However, State Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Ricky Davis says this is not a record-breaking number.