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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jefferson County Commission voted unanimously Friday to open the courthouses in Birmingham and Bessemer for in-person absentee voting.
“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.
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.
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 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 is urging anyone south of Interstate 10 to evacuate immediately as the Alabama coast prepares for landfall of Hurricane Sally.
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.
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.
Parents can choose between traditional in-person classes, remote learning with Jefferson County teachers, or virtual learning with outsourced teachers.
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.
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 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 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.
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
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.
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.
The Alabama Department of Public Health issued new recommendations Monday as the city of Birmingham and the Jefferson County Commission declared states of emergency.