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

All lanes blocked in both directions on Highway 61 in Warren County after crash causes chemical spill

Colendula Green endorses Victor Mason for Hinds County Sheriff

Northside Drive repaving to begin in the city of Jackson

Beer and wine sales coming to Southern Miss football games

  Old Hwy 51 shut down south of Terry after train hits truck hauling cars

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to make campaign stop in Mississippi

MDE releases statewide test scores; Clinton ranked among highest in state

Man burglarizing car shot by owner at Magnolia Park Apartments

Suspect who wrecked stolen SUV and camper, led police on chase captured

Second arrest made in Jackson water theft investigation

Driver license stations across the Magnolia State reopened

  Lawsuit challenges Mississippi licensing requirements for eyebrow threaders

Child, teens among four injured after truck hits school bus in Utica

You can help protect Mississippi’s agriculture with ‘The Commissioner’s Wild Hog Challenge'

Robert Foster endorses Bill Waller ahead of primary runoff for Mississippi Governor

Homeland Security leader in Jackson to discuss efforts to address targeted violence

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

Mark Baker endorses Andy Taggart in Attorney General race

Terry Road bridge closure

Medline Industries, Inc., opening distribution operations in Southaven, creating 450 jobs

JMAA Board of Commissioners appoint Darion Warren as the new Interim Chief Executive Officer

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

Koch Foods holding job fair following Mississippi ICE raids

Ole Miss adding eight student party decks for football

Koch Foods settles $3.75 million discrimination lawsuit

Lace up your blades! Indoor ice skating rink coming to the Mississippi State Fair!

  MIRA holds press conference following several ICE raids across state

Silver Alert issued for missing 67-year-old Louisville man

Pearl police officer honored for saving 9-year-old boy’s life

Decision 2019: Polls close in Mississippi primary election