Andre Natta

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.

Alabama Prisons Ruled ‘Horrendously Inadequate,’ Must Improve

A federal judge is ordering Alabama to improve the way it treats mentally ill prisoners after ruling that the state fails to provide constitutionally adequate mental health care in state lockups. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson of Montgomery says Alabama is putting prisoners’ lives at risk with “horrendously inadequate” care and a lack of services […]

Alabama’s Governor Resigns Amid Scandal Over Alleged Affair And Cover-Up

Gov. Robert Bentley was accused of abusing his office to try to conceal an affair with a staffer. He was facing impeachment proceedings, and has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors.

Latest Birmingham Area Weather Related Updates

Click here for updates related to the severe weather affecting North Central Alabama on April 5, 2017.

Governor Declares State of Emergency In Advance of Predicted Storms

The statewide declaration will be in effect until the threats have passed. The expected severe weather may include destructive and long-track tornadoes.

Area School Closings and Delays, April 5, 2017

Click here for a list of area closings and delays for Wednesday, April 5, 2017, due to the threat of severe weather in our listening area. Updates will be made as new information is available.

Watch Live: Witness Testimony In Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

Today is the 4th and — what is scheduled to be — final day of the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch. Testifying about the Supreme Court nominee will be experts and outside groups. Gorsuch himself will not be taking questions, or in the hearing room. Those expected to speak on his behalf are judges […]

Live Coverage of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings on Judge Gorsuch

NPR Politics team will live-blog the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. The live blog will include streaming video, with posts featuring highlights, context, and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.

Live Coverage of National Security Hearings

The NPR Two-Way blog will provide live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The live blog will include streaming video of the proceedings, with posts featuring highlights, context, and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.

Where Alabama’s Members Of Congress Stand On The New Health Care Bill

To help Americans understand where Congress stands on the debate over this legislation, NPR and Member stations around the country have compiled a database of Congressional members’ positions on the bill.

Live Annotation of President-Elect Trump’s Press Conference

The NPR Politics team, editors, and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating a news conference with President-elect Donald Trump, expected at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday. They will be fact-checking and providing background to his remarks in real-time. We will be paying special attention to any comments about conflicts of interest, health care and […]