Digital Media Producer
André manages WBHM’s digital media strategy. The Bronx, NY native still writes when he can though, contributing to a regular column about diversity in journalism for The Poynter Institute. He started an online publication about Birmingham and its progress, The Terminal, in 2007.
André majored in architectural history while minoring in architecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He came to journalism after a career as an economic development professional, having worked for Main Street Four Point Approach-based programs in Savannah and Birmingham, receiving his Certification in Professional Main Street Management from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2008. He also worked in the hospitality industry for several years while in Savannah.
André currently serves as one of the organizers for #wjchat, a seven-year-old, twice-monthly Twitter chat about digital journalism; is the lead organizer of the Carnival of Journalism, a monthly blog carnival; serves on the Online News Association's ethics committee; and is a member of the communications committee for the United Way of Central Alabama. He is a past president of the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists and the Birmingham Jaycees.