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

Ole Miss, Kermit Davis agree to new four-year contract extension

Pike County 14-year-old charged with mother’s murder released on bond

Attorney General launches “Students Against Violence” app

Silver Alert issued for missing Tupelo man

Rain forces cancellation of USM-Troy baseball game at Trustmark Park

  WATCH: Patriotic burglar breaks into trucks before falling asleep inside parked car at dealership

Former Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons tears ACL

20 pounds of marijuana, over $30,000 cash seized in Jackson drug bust

Mississippi State’s Ginn named Preseason All-American by Baseball America

CORRECTIONS CORRUPTION: Hood recovers $26.6 million, settles final Epps bribery case

Mississippi Transportation Commission announces funding for 163 Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund projects

Sanderson Farms Championship receives stand-alone date on PGA Tour schedule

Ole Miss’ Patrick Willis elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Former LSU football player seriously injured in Mississippi hunting accident

Fire death numbers up across Mississippi in 2018

Michael Guest sworn in as District 3 Congressman

Rep. Jay Hughes qualifies to run for Lt. Governor

20-year-old Picayune man arrested on child exploitation, molestation charges

Clinton police break open multi-state and international credit card skimming operation

Suspected overdose deaths in Madison County associated with counterfeit drugs