Mary Scott Hodgin
Health and Science Reporter
An award-winning journalist from Birmingham, Mary Scott Hodgin joined WBHM as the Health and Science Reporter in 2018. She has reported extensively on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as issues related to mental health care and Alabama's criminal justice system. From 2019 through 2022, Mary Scott led the development of WBHM’s first narrative podcast, “Deliberate Indifference.” The 7-part series traces how Alabama’s prisons became among the nation’s most dangerous, culminating in a years-long battle with federal officials.
Mary Scott has received multiple regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and Alabama Associated Press Media Editor awards. In 2021 and 2022, she was recognized by the Alabama Broadcasters Association as the state's “Best Large Market Radio Reporter."
A native of Birmingham, Mary Scott earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Alabama and recently earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys exploring the outdoors, listening to music and experimenting in the kitchen.
Mary Scott wants to know what's on your mind. Let her know what health and science questions you have.