Regan McCarthy

Phone: (850) 487-3086  x374

Regan McCarthy is the Assignment Editor and Senior News Producer for WFSU News/ Florida Public Radio. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories. She has also worked for the London Business Matters Magazine and the Rochester Sentinel, a daily local newspaper. She is the recipient of six professional broadcast awards including first-place Best Radio Feature from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  When she isn’t tracking leading newsmakers she spends her time knitting, reading, strolling through the woods and brunching at new restaurants.  Follow Regan McCarthy on Twitter: @Regan_McCarthy

Tallahassee Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda has changed her registration from Democrat to NPA, or no party affiliation. Rehwinkel Vasilinda, who is not seeking another term in the House since she’s reached the maximum allowed, says her decision to leave the Democratic Party stems from frustration with the current presidential election.

As residents dealt with the aftermath of Hermine last week, the Leon County Canvassing Board turned on its generators to power through recount in Congressional District Two.

Florida officials announced a new locally transmitted Zika case Wednesday—this time in Palm Beach County. It’s the second case stemming from local mosquitos in the county, but officials say the two cases aren’t connected.

Early voting is off to a smooth start, according to Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho. Since polls opened Saturday, more 3,700 people have cast their ballots.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with Waste Pro in a move officials say will increase the availability of bear resistant trashcans.

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