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

Fight leads to double stabbing in Marcus Bottom community in Vicksburg

MDEQ issues Water Contact Advisory in the City of Brandon

Search continues for missing Canton man

Rain postpones Mississippi State’s College World Series match up with Vanderbilt

Damage from quick spin-up tornado seen near Raymond

Damage from quick spin-up tornado seen near Raymond

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority staff travel to France for Paris Air Show

Pre-trial settlement conference set for two officials charged in Canton voter fraud case

Grae Kessinger named First Team All-American

Mississippi Farmer’s Market hosts State Employee Day

  VIDEO: Water main break creates massive geyser in Pearl

  Clinton native pilots White House flyover

Teen in serious condition after being hit by car in Clinton

Personnel action taken at Department of Child Protective Services after deadly Natchez child abuse case

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

TRAFFIC ALERT: Highway 27 near Old Port Gibson Road completely blocked due to crash

Raymond man arrested for having inappropriate relations with two minor children

  Phone scammers posing as Hinds County Deputy Sheriff

  Several new businesses making their way to Pelahatchie

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

Four charged after three people shot at gas station on McDowell Road

McDowell Road shooting and suspect arrests

Wisconsin man sentenced to 25 years for robbing Rankin County gas station

Contractors rupture six inch line causing gas leak in Yazoo City

Hinds County School District holds active shooter drill

12-inch water main breaks in Pearl; boil water alert issued

Arrest made in shooting of incoming JSU football student-athlete killed in Dallas

Ethridge, Dillard, Johnson taken on Day 2 of 2019 MLB Draft

ESPN: Jerrion Ealy forgoes MLB Draft, will play football, baseball at Ole Miss

Mississippi athletes selected in the 2019 MLB Draft