Gigi Douban

Gigi Douban

News Director



Gigi Douban has reported for public radio since 2006. She’s filed stories for WBHM, NPR, Studio 360, and Public Radio International’s The World. Most recently, Gigi reported for Marketplace, bringing the country stories about toxic landfills, debtors prisons, and lighter fare, like why urinals are ubiquitous in public bathrooms, but not in homes. She's also written for Bloomberg News and Runner’s World, and on occasion, actually runs.

WBHM Digital – 2018 – Regional Murrows
02-13-2019

Protesters talk about how they still don’t have answers for the police shooting of #EmanticBradfordJr Protesters talk about how they still don’t have answers for the police shooting of #EmanticBradfordJr https://t.co/lt0QBvsDpI — WBHM 90.3 FM (@WBHM) November 27, 2018 Police line the sidewalk outside Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato’s house. Protestors are here for #EmanticBradfordJr  Police […]

Merrill to Testify Before Congressional Committee
02-12-2019

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill plans to testify Wednesday before a congressional committee looking into election security. Merrill is one of a handful of state and local election officials giving feedback on a bill meant to improve the nation’s voting laws. He has issues with some of the provisions in the proposed legislation.

Alabama Prison Officials “Deliberately Indifferent” to Mental Health Needs
02-11-2019

A federal judge ruled the Alabama prison system has failed to monitor the mental health of prisoners isolated in segregation cells, a failure to which the Alabama Department of Corrections is “deliberately indifferent,” the order says.

What the DOJ Review Could Mean for Bradford Shooting Investigation
02-11-2019

The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing the case of the Hoover police officer who shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. on Thanksgiving. To help us unpack this, we turned to former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Joyce White Vance.

AG Steve Marshall Explains Why He Cleared Hoover Officer in Fatal Shooting
02-6-2019

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office spent more than two months investigating the shooting death of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. at the hands of a Hoover police officer. Marshall released the findings of his investigation and explained to WBHM why he won’t prosecute the officer.

Andrew Yeager
02-3-2019

Andrew Yeager’s newscast on a regular news day

Doug Jones Plans Summit to Explore HBCU Challenges
01-31-2019

Alabama has more Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCU’s, than any state in the nation. Many of those schools struggle financially. U.S. Sen. Doug Jones has worked to boost federal funding of HBCU’s. On Friday he holds the first annual HBCU summit at Lawson State Community College.