Taylor Washington

Gulf States Newsroom Reporting Fellow



Taylor Washington is the reporting fellow for the Gulf States Newsroom, a regional partnership between public radio stations in Alabama (WBHM), Louisiana (WWNO and WRKF) and Mississippi (MPB-Mississippi Public Broadcasting) and NPR.

Prior to joining the team, she interned with NPR’s economics podcast Planet Money, and Planet Money’s daily podcast, The Indicator, where she reported on the rise of “buy now, pay later” companies. She also spent time working on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast.

She was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking, shopping for books she doesn’t have any more space for, and going to the movies (almost) every weekend.

Gulf States rank at the bottom for climate-adapted housing. Organizers want to change that.

As natural disasters and extreme weather become more frequent in the Gulf South, a new report hopes to be a road map to providing more climate-adapted housing.

Ahead of its Alabama debut, John Archibald gives an inside look at ‘Pink Clouds’

AL.com columnist John Archibald brings his columns to the stage with the debut of his first play, "Pink Clouds." It premieres Saturday at Red Mountain Theatre.

A new mural, shop at Birmingham’s airport pays tribute to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

City and state leaders hope the mural gives visitors to Birmingham’s airport a memorable introduction to the city’s history within the civil rights movement.