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

SEC Media Days kick off in Birmingham

2019′s first case of West Nile Virus reported in Smith County

Supreme Court denies review in death row case of Mississippi woman

Bond set for man accused of robbing, shooting Covington County watermelon vendor

Walgreens to provide free testing on National HIV Testing Day

  REPORT: Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services at risk of takeover for failure to protect children

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

Mississippi Optometric Association to provide eye exams at no cost for students who did not pass third grade reading assessment

  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

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

Silver Alert cancelled for missing 66-year-old Hazlehurst woman

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

Kingston Frazier: Two years later

MDOC plans to offer more housing for re-entry

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

No injuries after Harrison County school bus slides into ditch near Florence

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

C Spire service restored after customers experience widespread cell phone outages across Mississippi

Doc Sadler steps down as Southern Miss head men’s basketball coach

Tires stolen off three Mississippi police cruisers

Comedian Bill Bellamy says thieves break into friend’s car, steal Sharpie, leave $42K in safe

Trial begins Monday in Entergy case

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

Center for Reproductive Rights challenges six-week abortion ban in court

Law enforcement collides with 19-year-old during deadly high-speed chase in Yazoo City

Ole Miss, Kermit Davis agree to new four-year contract extension

Pilot killed after plane registered to MS company crashes into Ohio home

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

Bulldog basketball duo named C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophy winners