Ann Alquist

Executive Director & General Manager



Ann Alquist comes to Birmingham from Rhode Island where she served as Chief Progress Officer and Assistant General Manager at The Public's Radio 89.3. During 2020, she was the Director of Community Engagement for America Amplified: Election 2020 working with eight public radio journalism collaboratives around the country to identify and amplify community issues ignored by horse race coverage and create opportunities for civil dialogue across political difference. Ann brings a diverse set of skills to WBHM including deep knowledge of community engagement practices for journalists, nonprofit budgeting and financial management, and fundraising.

In her spare time, Ann likes to ride her bikes (not all at once), play the piano and watch soccer.