Janae Pierre

Janae Pierre

Host/Reporter



Janae Pierre is the station’s general assignment reporter and local host of NPR’s All Things Considered.

A native of New Orleans, Pierre has worked and volunteered with several different media organizations, notably NPR affiliate WWNO, the New Orleans Tribune and WBOK 1230AM, where she began as a college intern. In her spare time, Pierre enjoys listening to old vinyl records (she loves that scratchy sound). Some of her favorite artists include Al Green, Gil Scott Heron and Dinah Washington.

In early 2019, Pierre was recognized as the “Best Large Market Radio Reporter” by the Alabama Broadcasters Association. She was also listed on Radio Ink's 2017 “Future African American Leaders in Radio,” and she's the recipient of the 2015 Sophie Aramburo Servant/Leader Award.

Birmingham Restaurant Week Sometimes A Deal
08-16-2018

Birmingham Restaurant Week is in full swing. At several restaurants across the city, diners choose from a prix-fixe menu – that’s several courses at a fixed price. But with crowded restaurants and a limited menu … is it really worth it?

Dorothy Levy, Co-founder Of United Cerebral Palsy Of Birmingham, Celebrates 106th Birthday
08-9-2018

Dorothy Levy celebrated her 106th birthday last month, but the party isn’t quite over. Levy co-founded United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which is now United Ability, and she is as witty and alert as anyone could hope to be at her age.

Sloss’ Summer Program Teaches Traditions of Metal Art
08-2-2018

This summer, a dozen young people learned the techniques and traditions of metal art during Sloss’ Summer Youth Apprenticeship.

Sloss Fest Becomes Sensory Inclusive
07-13-2018

The Sloss Music & Arts Festival is this weekend! Organizers recently announced this year’s event will be certified “sensory inclusive.” It’s meant to attract individuals with autism and other disabilities.