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

Active case of tuberculosis confirmed in Provine High School student

JPS reverses decision to fire Forest Hill band director

Hood holds narrow lead over Reeves in latest Mason-Dixon poll

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

CORRECTIONS CORRUPTION: Hood recovers $26.6 million, settles final Epps bribery case

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

State Fire Marshal provides heating safety tips after four people killed in heating-related fires

Sanderson Farms Championship receives stand-alone date on PGA Tour schedule

Former LSU football player seriously injured in Mississippi hunting accident

Fire death numbers up across Mississippi in 2018

MEMA gives update on storm, flood damage

Rep. Jay Hughes qualifies to run for Lt. Governor

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

Suspected overdose deaths in Madison County associated with counterfeit drugs

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

Bomb threat being investigated in Pearl; threats happening nationwide

“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

Toy Testers: 2018′s hottest toys for your kids