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

Rash of burglaries reported at homes and apartments around Belhaven Heights

TRAFFIC ALERT: Boling Street railroad crossing to be closed for repair

Occupants trapped, but unharmed after tree falls onto car

TRAFFIC ALERT: All lanes blocked on US-6 1 in Warren County between Vicksburg and Redwood

North Pike teacher charged with sexual battery involving student

Ridgeland to waive fees for outstanding contempt of court warrants

Two inmates injured in fight over food

Valentine’s Survey reveals your partner’s naughty Netflix habits

Former Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons tears ACL

Multi-county chase ends in Copiah County with help of police dog

Teonta Clark sentenced to 40 years for 2014 shooting death of Canton teen

Family: $250,000 bond set for Party City capital murder suspect

Four arrested after “drug transaction gone bad” leads to I-20 shooting

Active case of tuberculosis confirmed in Provine High School student

Jackson man arrested for stealing money from elderly father

National Signing Day 2019: Southern Miss

National Signing Day 2019: Mississippi State

National Signing Day 2019: Ole Miss

JPS reverses decision to fire Forest Hill band director

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY 2019: Athletes around metro sign national letters of intent to play college football

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