Andrew Yeager

Andrew Yeager

Host/Reporter



It was probably inevitable that Andrew Yeager would end up working in public radio. The son of two teachers, NPR News programs often formed the backdrop to car rides growing up. And it was probably inevitable that Andrew would end up in news after discovering the record button on his tape recorder. He still remembers his first attempted interview - his uncooperative 2-year-old sister.

Originally from east central Indiana, Andrew earned degrees in broadcasting and political science from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. While there he spent more than his fair share of time at WOBN, the student-run radio station. After college Andrew worked for an educational non-profit and volunteered at WMUB in Oxford, Ohio. He ventured into public radio full-time as a reporter for WNIN in Evansville, Ind. Besides covering an array of local stories, Andrew's work has been heard on many public radio programs.

Andrew lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham. When not consumed by public radio work, he's often picking up items strewn about the house by said children, reading or heading out on a bike ride when not enveloped by the Alabama heat.

Innovate Birmingham Aims for a Generational Economic Boost

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West explains about the new economic initiative Innovate Birmingham.

UAB Opens New Football Offices and Practice Facility

UAB Blazer fans celebrated Friday as university and community leaders cut the ribbon on the football team’s new operations center and Legacy Pavilion. The $22.5 million  facility is a major milestone for a program that university officials cut in December 2014, only to revive it six months later after an outcry from alumni and the Birmingham […]

Republicans Prepare for Battle in Senate Runoff

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses this week’s U.S Senate primary and next week’s municipal election in Birmingham.

New Soccer Team Adds to Birmingham’s Story of Revival

A new professional soccer team in Birmingham could mean an added asset for downtown.

Outgoing State Ethics Commissioner Takes Aim at Fellow Commissioners

An outgoing member of the Alabama Ethics Commission says the panel has been lax in upholding rules to keep state government in line.

Birmingham’s Regions Harbert Plaza Now Minus Regions

A New York firm will try to fill a big chuck of space in downtown Birmingham’s Regions Harbert Plaza once Regions leaves the office tower.

Trump’s Attacks on Sessions Become Part of U.S. Senate Primary

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses the Republican side of the special primary election for U.S. Senate.

Corruption Probe Moves Beyond Indicted Former State Lawmaker

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses what could be next now that indicted former state lawmaker Oliver Robinson is cooperating with prosecutors in a bribery scandal.

Professional Soccer League Eyeing Birmingham

A professional soccer league is eyeing Birmingham for expansion.

Revisiting Birmingham’s Bid to Host the Democratic National Convention

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald explains why he believes the City of Birmingham’s bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016 wasn’t really about landing the convention.

Industry Report says Birmingham Needs More Apartments

An industry report says Birmingham will need more apartment construction to meet demand through 2030.

Tuscaloosa Law Enforcement and University of Alabama Accused of Mishandling Alleged Rape

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses the case of Megan Rondini. The former University of Alabama student was allegedly raped and later committed suicide after the family says the university and law enforcement botched her case.

Millennials Want to buy Homes but Face Challenges

There’s this persistent idea that millennials don’t want to buy homes. While that’s not true millennials are approaching the housing market differently.

Investigation Shows State School Board Member Conspired Against Superintendent Candidate

The Alabama Board of Education accepted a report Wednesday that found five people, including a state school board member, conspired to keep a leading candidate from being chosen as state superintendent last year.

Thousands of Students Compete in Birmingham to be Top Speaker

Thousands of high school students are in Birmingham this week for the National Speech and Debate Association’s national tournament. WBHM’s Andrew Yeager follows one Alabama student through the competition.

Proposed Tower Would Rise Above Birmingham’s Five Points South

City leaders have given conditional approval for a 17-story tower in Birmingham’s Five Points South neighborhood.

Finding Agreement in a Divisive Culture

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses a shooting that left a congressman wounded and flaws he sees in Alabama’s constitution.

UAB Research Finds Security Risks with Computer Created Voices

As computers get better at mimicking human speech, new security issues arise. Researchers at UAB looked at some of them.

A George Washington Museum — in Alabama

A short drive south of Birmingham is a museum that might seem more at home in the nation’s capital. It’s dedicated to George Washington.

Stadium vs. Dome: Which is the Better Choice for Birmingham?

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West explains the debate around a downtown stadium.

Birmingham Mayor’s Office Releases Proposed Budget

Weld editor Nick Patterson talks about Birmingham Mayor William Bell’s proposed city budget.

Monuments Law Adds to Alabama’s Troubled Story

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses a new law that prevents removal of long-standing historic monuments, including those connected to the Confederacy.

Alabama Lawmakers Close Out Legislative Session

Alabama Public Television’s Don Dailey discusses the final week of the 2017 legislative session.

Property Values Jump in Birmingham’s Parkside District

Birmingham’s Parkside District has seen the highest increase in property values among the city’s redeveloping neighborhoods.

Former State Lawmaker Discouraged Pollution Cleanup Efforts

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses an investigation that found former State Representative Oliver Robinson tried to discourage efforts to clean up pollution from North Birmingham neighborhoods.

Crowded Field Vies for U.S. Senate Seat

Wednesday was the deadline for candidates to qualify to run for U.S. Senate in this year’s special election. As expected, it’s a crowded field.

JeffCo Judge Overturns Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Law

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West discusses a Jefferson County judge’s decision overturning the state’s workers’ compensation law.

Autism Bill May Fall Short in Legislature

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald says if bill requiring insurers cover a particular type of autism therapy receives final passage, it would be a miracle.

History Professor’s Book Reconstructs One African-American’s Legal Saga

In his new book “He Calls Me By Lightning,” Samford University history professor Jonathan Bass writes about the 13-year legal journey endured by a Bessemer man in Jim Crow Alabama.

The Next Wave of Downtown Birmingham Development

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West discusses buildings that could potentially form a new wave of redevelopment in downtown.

Judge has Questions for Special Grand Jury Meeting in Birmingham

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses a special grand jury that’s been meeting in Birmingham.

How History Can Heal

Vanderbilt University graduate student Stephanie Fulbright studied Birmingham and Northern Ireland to see how historic markers and other public objects can be used for reconciliation.