Health and Science Reporter
An award-winning journalist from Birmingham, Mary Scott Hodgin joined WBHM as the Health and Science Reporter in 2018. She has reported extensively on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as issues related to the state’s criminal justice system. From 2019 through 2022, Mary Scott led the development of WBHM’s first narrative podcast, “Deliberate Indifference.” The 7-part series traces how Alabama’s prisons became among the nation’s most dangerous, culminating in a years-long battle with federal officials.
In 2021 and 2022, Mary Scott was recognized by the Alabama Broadcasters Association as “Best Large Market Radio Reporter.” She has also received multiple regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and Alabama Associated Press Media Editor awards, including "Best Specialized Reporter" and "Best Investigative Reporting."
Prior to joining WBHM, Mary Scott worked in marketing and documentary filmmaking, and taught English while living abroad. A native of Birmingham, she earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Alabama and recently earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mary Scott is fluent in Spanish and enjoys exploring the outdoors, listening to music and experimenting in the kitchen.
Mary Scott wants to know what's on your mind. Let her know what health and science questions you have.