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.

Regularly Scheduled Newscast – Andrew Yeager
01-17-2020

Here’s the audio entry for ‘Regularly Scheduled Newscast’ by WBHM’s Andrew Yeager.

Regularly Scheduled Newscast – Miranda Fulmore
01-17-2020

Here’s the audio entry for ‘Regularly Scheduled Newscast’ by WBHM’s Miranda Fulmore.

News Reporter Entry – Janae Pierre
01-15-2020

Here’s an audio montage for the News Reporter award entry for Janae Pierre. A narrative is attached separately.

News Reporter Entry – Mary Scott Hodgin
01-15-2020

Here’s an audio montage for the News Reporter award entry for Mary Scott Hodgin. A narrative is attached separately.

Birmingham Remembers Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney
10-27-2019

Three-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney was buried Sunday. The girl was kidnapped and killed more than 10 days ago.

Police Believe They’ve Found Body of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney
10-22-2019

Police say they’ve found the remains of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney in a Birmingham dumpster.

Drawing a More Diverse Crowd to the Outdoors
09-26-2019

There’s a growing number of outdoor enthusiasts who say nature isn’t just for white people. They want recreation groups to do more to attract people of color. The Birmingham Audubon Society organized a trip where black birders led a group to Hale County.

Can Gov. Ivey Keep Doing Her Job During Cancer Treatments?
09-20-2019

Gov. Kay Ivey says her radiation treatments for lung cancer will not interfere with her job as governor. We talk with an oncologist about the likelihood she could continue with business as usual.

New Grocery Delivery Program Aims to Curb Senior Hunger
07-30-2019

Many seniors have health issues that prevent them from getting to the grocery store. Others can’t afford or have limited access to nutritious food. A new program delivers healthy groceries to their doorstep.

Birmingham Budget Passes After Debates Over School, Discretionary Funding
07-24-2019

The Birmingham City Council passed Mayor Randall Woodfin’s fiscal 2020 budget. Woodfin said his proposed $451 million budget was “as lean as they come.”