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

Phil Bryant endorses Lynn Fitch in Attorney General race

Waller will not endorse candidate in general election

Cheers! Ole Miss to sell beer at football, basketball games

‘He will die in prison:’ Byron McBride pleads guilty in death of Kingston Frazier, sentenced to life without parole

Mississippi State hit with NCAA sanctions, probation, vacated wins for academic misconduct

Mississippi AG joins 50 attorneys general and 12 companies in fight against illegal robocalls

  Lawsuit challenges Mississippi licensing requirements for eyebrow threaders

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

Trump: Mississippi immigration raids “serve as very good deterrent”

Koch Foods holding job fair following Mississippi ICE raids

MIRA holds press conference following several ICE raids across state

Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza kicks off amid controversy

‘She basically forced this child to live in a cell his entire life': Canton mother receives 30 year sentence for felony child abuse

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

Reeves holds lead over Waller in latest Mason-Dixon poll; still short of 50% needed to avoid runoff

Gov. Bryant appoints Christopher Freeze as Executive Director of Mississippi Department of Human Services

No bond hearing set for suspect in Ally Kostial murder

Suspect in deadly Brookhaven burglary carjacks two, crashes stolen county truck; Possibly headed to Jackson

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