Michael Liptrot

Michael Liptrot

Intern Reporter



A Birmingham native, Michael Liptrot is a senior at UAB majoring in psychology. Liptrot has a liberal arts education that includes an international baccalaureate diploma and is part of UAB’s University Honors Program. He was recently named a Clinton Scholar and studied in Dubai this past summer.

As a news intern at WBHM, Liptrot hopes to explore his interests in local news and investigative journalism. Following his time at WBHM, Michael has been accepted to medical school and also plans to continue in journalism.

UAB Partners with Facebook to Fight Online Drug Sales
11-21-2018

Computer forensics researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently partnered with Facebook on an initiative that could ultimately curb drug sales and drug-seeking behavior on the platform.

Jeffco Voters to Decide on Homewood’s Ability to Increase Property Taxes
11-5-2018

Homewood doesn’t want the state legislature to “micro-manage” its property tax rate. Instead, it wants local control. So a referendum on tomorrow’s ballot in Jefferson County will let voters decide whether Homewood can hold a vote to increase property taxes to help fund schools. No such vote is planned at this time.

Postal Workers Rally to Oppose Privatization
10-8-2018

The White House has proposed privatizing the U.S. Postal Service in a move to cut costs. Postal workers rallied in opposition in cities across the country, including Birmingham.

Alabama ACLU Proposes Plan to Cut Mass Incarceration
09-19-2018

Earlier this month the American Civil Liberties Union announced a goal of releasing 50 percent of Alabama prisoners by the year 2025 through a report aimed at tackling mass incarceration.

Alabama ACLU Proposes Plan to Cut Mass Incarceration
09-9-2018

Earlier this month the American Civil Liberties Union announced an ambitious goal of releasing 50% of Alabama prisoners by the year 2025 through a report aimed at tackling mass incarceration.