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

Man turns himself in after robbing, shooting watermelon vendor in Covington Co.

Tyler Keenan to participate in 2019 College Home Run Derby

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

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

Milwaukee Brewers select Mississippi State pitcher Ethan Small 28th Overall

NCAA Fayetteville Super Regional schedule set

Grae Kessinger selected in second round of 2019 MLB Draft

Mississippi Optometric Association to provide eye exams at no cost for students who did not pass third grade reading assessment

Police officer accused of statutory rape of 15-year-old commits suicide after news of abuse surfaces

Surveying system, Saturday license tests for students among changes coming to Driver Service Bureau

Silver Alert cancelled for missing 66-year-old Hazlehurst woman

Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum named winner of 2019 C Spire Ferriss Trophy

VIDEO: Matt Luke, Dan Mullen read mean tweets directed at them

Tornado count finalized at 44 after storms rolled through central Mississippi on April 18th

Dr. Felecia Nave named preferred candidate for Alcorn State University President

Gov. Bryant signs first-in-the-nation foster care reform

C Spire service restored after customers experience widespread cell phone outages across Mississippi

Tires stolen off three Mississippi police cruisers

Entergy Mississippi releases statement on federal court decision in Mississippi lawsuit

Mississippi House and Senate pass $1,500 teacher pay raise

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