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

Mississippi Department of Human Services receives $1.4 million federal grant

Burn ban in effect for Simpson County, effective immediately

Burn ban in effect for Lincoln County

First vaping death reported in Mississippi

MDOT maintenance worker dies in Franklin County accident

Number of Mississippians working increased in August 2019

Learn how you can keep your kids safe during National Child Passenger Safety Week

MDWFP offering 35 chronic wasting disease testing sites as deer season starts

Phil Bryant endorses Lynn Fitch in Attorney General race

Waller will not endorse candidate in general election

Cheers! Ole Miss to sell beer at football, basketball games

‘He will die in prison:’ Byron McBride pleads guilty in death of Kingston Frazier, sentenced to life without parole

Congressman Trent Kelly endorses Delbert Hosemann in bid for Lieutenant Governor

Mississippi State hit with NCAA sanctions, probation, vacated wins for academic misconduct

Mississippi AG joins 50 attorneys general and 12 companies in fight against illegal robocalls

Driver license stations across the Magnolia State reopened

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

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

‘She basically forced this child to live in a cell his entire life': Canton mother receives 30 year sentence for felony child abuse

Mississippi reports hepatitis A outbreak, joins surrounding states in fighting national epidemic

Two additional Mississippi counties to receive federal disaster assistance

Reeves holds lead over Waller in latest Mason-Dixon poll; still short of 50% needed to avoid runoff

Body of 9-year-old boy found in Simpson County pond

Gov. Bryant appoints Christopher Freeze as Executive Director of Mississippi Department of Human Services

No bond hearing set for suspect in Ally Kostial murder

Suspect in deadly Brookhaven burglary carjacks two, crashes stolen county truck; Possibly headed to Jackson

2019′s first case of West Nile Virus reported in Smith County

If you get a call asking for money from U.S. Marshals, it’s probably not legit

Bond set for man accused of robbing, shooting Covington County watermelon vendor

Tyler Keenan to participate in 2019 College Home Run Derby