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Two Veteran News Professionals Join WBHM

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Chris Osborne and Sherrel Wheeler Stewart

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM welcomes Sherrel Wheeler Stewart as the Managing Editor of the Southern Education Desk and Chris Osborne as Announcer/Producer for WBHM.

Stewart, a veteran journalist with experience in print, digital and broadcast media, also served as a visiting professor of journalism at the University of Alabama, her alma mater. Working as a reporter and an editor at The Birmingham News/ and a stringer for Reuters News Service, her reports on topics such as education, politics, race and religion have appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, and

Osborne served as a reporter, anchor, photojournalist, and editor for ABC 33/40 in Birmingham. More recently, he managed public affairs and communications for the Red Cross in Alabama. He has a Broadcast Journalism degree from Tennessee State, with a minor in Law and Criminal Justice. Osborne will begin hosting All Things Considered for WBHM beginning in May 2015 and will be a part of the WBHM news team.

“I’m excited to work with two journalists who have extensive experience covering Birmingham and North Central Alabama,” said News Director Rachel Osier Lindley.  “I look forward to hearing what they will add to the news and programming on WBHM.”

The Managing Editor for the Southern Education Desk is a new position to WBHM, supervising reporters in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and Tennessee.

About WBHM

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM, a listener-supported service of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is “Your NPR News Station” and home to the Alabama Radio Reading Service for the blind and print-impaired. WBHM programming and award-winning regional journalism also can be heard in North Central Alabama on WSGN 91.5 FM through a partnership with Gadsden State Community College. Listen and give online at and follow the station at WBHM on Twitter and Facebook.