Cody Short

Local Government & Communities Reporter



Cody was born and raised in Birmingham. She graduated from Tuskegee University in 2015 and moved to Austin, Texas to work in the tech industry. But in 2018, Cody came back to Birmingham to build a career in journalism. Since then, she has worked for Bham Now, Summit Media, and ABC 33/40. Cody has a knack for smart storytelling and podcasting.

As WBHM's local government and communities reporter, she brings an enterprising approach to covering issues that matter. In her free time, Cody loves podcasts, water aerobics, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Birmingham Residents Clear Their Traffic Records Quickly With Rocket Docket

The event also helps the court system clear a backlog of cases due to the pandemic.

Developer Partners with Tuskegee Students, Minority-Owned Contractors To Revitalize Old American Red Cross Building

The building has been vacant for 21 years and is poised to offer a more affordable option for living in downtown Birmingham.

Economic Opportunity, Community Policing Among Solutions To Birmingham’s Gun Violence

Birmingham has been riddled with crime for decades, and people are concerned about the increasing number of homicides. So far in 2021, there have been at least 60 homicides in the city of Birmingham, according to data from the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

Five Ways Birmingham Is Celebrating Its 150th Birthday

Mayor Randall Woodfin and the CEO of Vulcan Park and Museum announced this week a series of events to celebrate Birmingham’s 150 anniversary.

Birmingham Mayor Combats Violence Against Children With $125K Incentive

Since January of this year, six children under the age of 10 have been shot in Birmingham, according to police reports. Only one of the shooting incidents has led to an arrest.

Birmingham City Council To Hear $13 Million Vaccine Sweepstakes Proposal Tuesday

Council President William Parker's plan includes gift cards, savings bonds, college scholarships and drawings in an attempt to encourage more people get vaccinated against COVID-19.

City of Birmingham Employees Could Receive One-Time Premium Pay

Birmingham’s 3,500 city employees could see extra “premium pay” later this month. The city council approved the one-time payments as a “thank you” for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Low Likelihood of Matched Bone Marrow Donors Amongst African Americans

When patients with certain blood cancers are looking for a cure, their options begin with finding a bone marrow match. But for African Americans, bone marrow matches are much harder to find.

Woodfin Presents $455 Million Proposed Operating Budget

Employee pay raises and restored funding to agencies around the city are among the highlights of the proposed fiscal 2022 plan.

Local, Federal Officials Launch Partnership To Reduce Gun Violence In Birmingham

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin launched a partnership with federal and local law enforcement agencies to impose stiff penalties for people who have unauthorized guns.