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 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

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