Miranda Fulmore

Multimedia News Producer



Miranda Fulmore is an award-winning journalist with several years’ experience reporting for radio, web, print and television outlets in across the Southeast and Midwest.

Before coming to WBHM, she was the morning newscaster and multimedia reporter at Indiana Public Media in Bloomington and an intern reporter at Georgia Public Broadcasting and Alabama Public Radio. While at APR she broke the story of UA students who work as “sugar babies” – trading time, affection and (sometimes) sex for gifts and cash for tuition. The story won a regional Edward R. Murrow award and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award.

Miranda also spent time as the podcast editor for WAMU's national show, 1A, which is distributed by NPR.

Miranda grew up in Birmingham, performing with various local community theatre companies including Red Mountain Theatre. She’s a graduate of Vestavia Hills High School and the University of Alabama and in her free time she enjoys good music, fishing and cooking.

Health Experts: Scale Back Thanksgiving Plans To Avoid COVID-19

Research from Georgia Tech University shows there is a one in five chance you will catch the virus if you gather with a group of ten people in Jefferson County.

Jeffco Election Officials Work Through The Weekend To Fix Absentee Ballots

Some voters in Jefferson County have already come in to “cure” their ballots and can continue to do so before the deadline on Monday, November 2, at 5 p.m.

Health Experts Warn Alabama May See Another COVID-19 Surge; Fauci Is Optimistic About A Vaccine

Alabama could see another surge of COVID-19 in the coming weeks. But a vaccine could be around the coroner, according to the country’s top infectious disease expert.

Activists Travel To Alabama To Canvass Marginalized Voters

Voting rights activists stopped in Alabama as part of a six-state tour to fight voter suppression in states where voter turnout is key.

County Commission Votes To Open The Courthouses For Saturday Absentee Voting

The Jefferson County Commission voted unanimously Friday to open the courthouses in Birmingham and Bessemer for in-person absentee voting.

Jefferson County Election Officials Consider Offering Absentee Voting On A Weekend

“The volume of absentee voting that we’re seeing is truly unprecedented and we’re doing it in the midst of a pandemic,” said Jefferson County Probate Judge James Naftel.

Secretary of State Intervenes As Frustration Mounts Among Jefferson County Voters

The Alabama Secretary of State’s Office created a new plan to help Jefferson County with its long absentee voting lines and understaffing, but specifics of the plan remain unclear.

Municipalities In Jefferson County Elect New Mayors In Runoffs

The cities of Homewood and Center Point have named new mayors. Meanwhile, the city of Fairfield has reelected its mayor after a runoff election.

UAB Looking For A Variety Of Patients For COVID-19 Clinical Trials

UAB is offering both inpatient and outpatient COVID-19 trials ranging from vaccines to treatments that hope to weaken the effects of the virus.

Gov. Kay Ivey Surveys Aftermath of Hurricane Sally

“It’s really, really bad. I think that I only saw two piers that were still standing. The rest are just sticks in the water,” said Gov. Ivey.

Hurricane Sally Could Bring Historic Flooding, 80 MPH Winds And Tornadoes

Gov. Kay Ivey is urging anyone south of Interstate 10 to evacuate immediately as the Alabama coast prepares for landfall of Hurricane Sally.

UAB’s Director Of Infectious Diseases Warns Caution Around COVID-19 Vaccines In Trial

The director of infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said vaccines in phase three clinical trials have been fast-tracked and not much is known about the long term effects or success rates.

Can Alabama College Students Skip The Next Phase Of Coronavirus Testing? Maybe.

GuideSafe plans to roll out the next phases of testing at Alabama higher education institutions.

Tuscaloosa To Close All Bars And Prohibit Alcohol Sales

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced Monday a prohibition on alcohol sales and the closure of all bars for the next 14 days.

Alabama Is In ‘Survival Mode’ Says University Of Alabama Economist

One economist says the country’s deficit isn’t as important as surviving the pandemic. He’s advocating for renewed extra unemployment checks, injection $1 trillion a month into the country’s budget and issuing another round of stimulus checks to working Americans.

Pregnancy During The Pandemic: What You Should Know

The interim chair of UAB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology debunked a number of COVID pregnancy myths.

Jefferson County Board Of Education Unanimously Approves ‘School Roadmap’

Parents can choose between traditional in-person classes, remote learning with Jefferson County teachers, or virtual learning with outsourced teachers.

Jay Town Resigns As U.S. Attorney Of The Northern District Of Alabama

U.S. Attorney Jay Town is resigning from his position with the U.S. Department of Justice after nearly three years on the job.

UAB To Open New Coronavirus Facility For Elderly Patients

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is creating a specialized skilled nursing facility for some COVID-19 patients in Jefferson County. Alabama’s nursing homes have seen an influx of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in late March.

Coronavirus Cases In Ages 5-24 Double Within A Month; Alabama Hits New Record Daily High

Alabama saw the number of coronavirus cases double among 5 to 24-year-olds, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health. The state also recorded a new daily high of 1,129 cases between 10 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday.

Protesters Gather In Birmingham To Honor George Floyd

Protesters gathered at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham on Saturday to honor George Floyd, the African American man killed by police in Minneapolis, MN earlier this week.

UAB Furloughs Staffers And Cuts Pay Amid Pandemic

UAB announced Monday that more than 300 university staff members will be temporarily furloughed in an effort to offset significant financial losses due to COVID-19.

Ivey: Alabama Needs More Testing Before Reopening

Gov. Kay Ivey says the state needs an increase in COVID-19 testing before she reopens the state’s economy.

Gov. Kay Ivey Taps Committee to Plan For Reopening Alabama’s Economy

Gov. Kay Ivey is creating a new executive committee that’ll field recommendations on when to reopen the state’s economy.

How Inhaled Nitric Oxide Could Treat COVID-19

UAB announced Tuesday it will start testing inhaled nitric oxide as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. Nitric oxide was also used during the 2003 SARS pandemic and showed that it not only helped increase oxygen in patients, but also had anti-viral properties

Gov. Ivey Issues Statewide Stay-At-Home Order Effective April 4

Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide stay-at-home order Friday after mounting pressure by state and local leaders.

New Coronavirus Tracker Hopes To Locate Hotspots In Rural, Underserved Areas

UAB has created a new symptom checker to track the spread of COVID-19. The website hopes to give public health officials insight on virus hotspots, especially in underserved communities.

Updated: Where Can I Get Tested For COVID-19?

A list of where you can get tested for COVID-19 in Alabama.

Birmingham Under Shelter-In-Place Order

A new shelter-in-place order puts restrictions on where you can go outside your home.

Gov. Ivey Closes Beaches Through April 5

State and local health officials issued new statewide health restrictions Thursday in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Alabama.

Alabama Health Department Expands COVID-19 Restrictions

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Tuesday it was expanding limits on restaurants and senior center gatherings in six counties. Jefferson County put its restrictions into effect Monday.

Officials Tighten Restrictions On Gatherings As Coronavirus Cases Increase

The Alabama Department of Public Health issued new recommendations Monday as the city of Birmingham and the Jefferson County Commission declared states of emergency.