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.

Education:

  • Ole Miss, Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Waverly

Alcorn State University student body president arrested

Mississippi Department of Human Services receives $1.4 million federal grant

Silver Alert issued for missing 22-year-old Leland man

High School Football Week 6: Scores and Highlights

Boil water notice lifted for over 1,000 customers in Jackson

Burn ban in effect for Simpson County, effective immediately

Vicksburg man arrested for arson at Confederate Ridge Apartments

  Gayle & Tom Benson Charitable Foundation donates $1M to Batson Children’s Hospital

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers to open Friday in Warren and Lowndes counties

  City of Brandon breaks ground on two new water towers

Burn ban in effect for Lincoln County

First vaping death reported in Mississippi

Man shot in shoulder at Fuel Time gas station after dispute between victim and employee

District attorney candidate jailed for 24 hours

Water main break still affecting schools, businesses

Jackson Fire Department installing free smoke alarms

Burn ban in effect for Copiah County

  16-inch water main break causes outages across Downtown and South Jackson

  Courtney Rainey sentenced to 15 years in prison

  Colleges around metro registering young voters on National Voter Registration Day

MDOT maintenance worker dies in Franklin County accident

Man shot in the leg by several women inside car in a Jackson hotel parking lot

Waynesboro man arrested for sexually abusing a vulnerable person

Worker injures leg after falling from Lake Harbour Extension bridge

Ridgeland police asking for help identifying man wanted for multiple liquor store burglaries

Ridgeland police asking for help identifying man wanted for multiple liquor store burglaries

Police: story ‘discrepancies’ led to arrest of man who killed local pawnshop owner

Number of Mississippians working increased in August 2019

City of Jackson hosts 2nd annual Park(ing) Day celebration downtown

High School Football Week 5: Scores and Highlights