Sherrel Stewart

Sherrel Stewart

Reporter



Sherrel Wheeler Stewart is a veteran journalist with experience in print, digital, and broadcasting. She began her work in professional media in 1982 after graduating from the University of Alabama where she was an editor at The Crimson White student newspaper and also an associate producer with University Television Services.

At The Birmingham News she covered communities, education, and local government before moving to Nashville, Tennessee and working as education editor at The Tennessean. She has also worked in corporate communications and as a visiting professor of journalism at the University of Alabama. In 1998, she returned to The Birmingham News and was the breaking news editor before leaving in 2012.

A founding member of the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists, Sherrell is active in several community organizations. She is on the board of Special Equestrians and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Down Syndrome Alabama, and the Echo Highlands Neighborhood Association.

Two Charged in Death of 3-Year-Old Kamille McKinney
10-24-2019

Patrick Devone Stallworth and Derick Irisha Brown were charged with capital murder Thursday in the death of 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney.

Legion Field’s Future Big Topic During Magic City Classic Week
10-22-2019

The McDonald’s Magic City Classic brings bragging rights about the best band and football team. But some connected to the Classic wonder what happens to the annual matchup and Legion Field once Birmingham’s new downtown stadium is completed?

Birmingham Special Election Draws Crowded Candidate Field in District 6
10-3-2019

Birmingham voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect council members in three districts. Turnout in the special election is expected to be low, but interest is high in District 6, an area that covers UAB, Titusville, and parts of west Birmingham.

Birmingham to Pilot Ridesharing Service
09-24-2019

Birmingham will try a new ridesharing service to offer area residents more public transit options.

Megachurch Presence in Birmingham Schools Sparks Tension
09-20-2019

Church of the Highlands, Alabama’s biggest megachurch, has expanded into the inner city, leasing space at two Birmingham schools. But there’s been pushback in the community, some of it highlighting a racial divide.

Transit Board Approves Fare Increase and Service Cuts
09-18-2019

The MAX Transit Board approved its $34 million budget Wednesday, including a fare increase and some service cuts.

Opportunity Zone Apartments Aim for Affordability Downtown. Will They Be?
09-9-2019

Many people can’t afford to live in downtown Birmingham’s high-end lofts and condos. They city’s first Opportunity Zone development aims to change that. But some question how effective it will be.

Democrat Doug Jones Launches Re-election Campaign
09-8-2019

Doug Jones launched his re-election campaign Sunday, challenging voters to look at his record instead of the labels cast on him by his opponents.

Transit Board Rejects Budget With Proposed Route and Fare Changes
09-4-2019

The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority rejected a proposed budget today that would have increased fares and cut some bus routes.

BCRI Board Gets 12 New Members, 5 Reappointed
08-27-2019

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Board received a makeover Tuesday with the City Council’s appointment of a dozen new members and reappointment of five current members.