Tom Flanigan

Phone: (850) 487-3086  x362

Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, with a focus on covering local news personalities, issues and organizations.  He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and  covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas and his home state of Maryland.  In between, he spent a number of years in corporate communications for a few private firms, time that he calls “invaluable” for giving him a greatly expanded media perspective.  During the relatively rare times he’s not racing to cover various community events and activities, Tom enjoys reading and playing guitar (He was a professional drummer in a previous life and is trying to expand his musical horizons). Follow Tom Flanigan on Twitter: @flanigan_tom.

The WFSU family is in mourning following the death this week of former General Manager Pat Keating.  

With its universities and the information technology demands of state government, Tallahassee has a surprisingly large Indian connection. The India Association of Tallahassee is inviting the community to a celebration of Indian culture this Saturday, Aug. 18.

Florida has never allowed oil and natural gas drilling off its coasts. But a new national coalition thinks that needs to change.

Tallahassee's yearly Walk to End Alzheimer's is coming up in October. In advance of that event a supportive fundraiser was happening at a Midtown bar Saturday night (8/11).

Two days before the start of the new class year, Tallahassee's yearly Back to School Outreach was helping more than a thousand students get ready on Saturday.

Florida State football begins in earnest next week as the team practices at an off-limits, off-campus location. The team's top coaches met with the media on Sunday, Aug. 5  to talk about the Seminole's evolving game plan, and other matters.

One of Tallahassee's South Side neighborhoods was celebrating its best and brightest on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Tallahassee's first family has set up a foundation to help the Capital City's junior Shakespeare company. The idea is to make the program available to a wider spectrum of young people.

A musical fund-raiser to help Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers takes place on Saturday, August 11 in Tallahassee.

As Tallahassee wrestles with what its future will look like, the city’s state Capitol Complex could have looked very different than what it does today.

Tallahassee’s LeMoyne Arts is featuring a triple-treat for area artists and art lovers. The new show opens this Friday evening (8/3).

Two little boys, brutalized by their mentally disturbed mother, face what could be years of expensive recovery. Tom Flanigan reports the youngsters’ grandmother hopes for a big community turnout at this Sunday’s fundraiser in Tallahassee.

Thousands of mail-in-ballots are now on the way to Leon County voters. This marks the official start of the 2018 primary election.

Leon County Democrats held their 18th Annual Picnic at Tallahassee's Lake Ella Legion Hall on Saturday. The event brought many political friends and opponents together to share barbeque and listen to speeches.

Kris Knab Dies

Jul 20, 2018

One of the state’s most respected legal advocates has died. Kris Knab, the former executive director of Legal Services of North Florida passed away at her Tallahassee home on Thursday.