Howdy, everyone! I'm your friendly neighborhood print journalist-turned-digital aficionado. I graduated from The University of Alabama (roll ALL the tides) with a BA in Communication and Information Sciences in 2020. In college, I was the Editor-in-Chief of the semiweekly student newspaper, The Crimson White, whose third-ever Pacemaker Award was won under our staff. I moonlighted as a digital reporter for WVUA 23 News, West Alabama's only commercial television station, which is housed in the one and only Bryant-Denny Stadium. After a quick four-month quarantine stint in my hometown of Huntsville, Alabama, I emerged from the abysmal job market with a gig at Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa as its newest Digital Managing Editor. In my free time, you can find me reading biographies on the Kennedy family, spending entirely too much money on overpriced iced coffee, and spoiling my 3-year-old cat, Cleo. Follow me on Twitter for terrible jokes, Crimson Tide/Washington D.C. sports love and the occasional reminder to save the bees, plant more trees and clean the seas.
This Hilarious Sign War Broke Out in Gardendale and We Can’t Stop Laughing
Different sign wars are popping up in communities all over the country, and we can't get enough of them!
Protestors Rally Against Use of Police Dogs Outside Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office
The rally featured speakers like Lisa Young, the newest president of the NAACP's Tuscaloosa chapter, Mike Altman from the progressive activist group Tuscaloosa Action, and Lakishia Summerville, Stokes' partner.
Portions of West Alabama Upgraded to Moderate Severe Weather Risk
The moderate risk, according to the National Weather Service, indicates that serious storms are likely and they are prone to be "long-lived, widespread and intense."
UPDATE: Missing 3-Year-Old Boy Found Safe in Georgia
A 3-year-old boy who was reported missing from Gordo, Alabama earlier this week has been found safe.
Major Crash on Hugh Thomas Bridge Causes Delays, Possible Injuries
With two lanes blocked, traffic is backed up significantly.
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CHILD? 3-Year-Old Boy Missing from Gordo, Alabama
Khilan Bell, 3, was last seen on April 29, 2021 near 6th Street NW in Gordo Alabama.
Homewood, Alabama Murder Suspect Caught in Tuscaloosa
A Homewood, Alabama murder suspect was apprehended in Tuscaloosa and taken into custody early Thursday morning.
Remembering Those Who Died on April 27, 2011
Here is a list of 252 names belonging to all who lost their lives from the 62 tornadoes that devastated the state of Alabama on April 27, 2011. We share their names so we never forget.
Alabama Meteorologist James Spann Remembers, Reflects on 10-Year Tornado Anniversary
The iconic meteorologist recounts his experience during the deadly 2011 tornadoes and talks about what he's learned in the 10 years since.
PHOTOS: Tuscaloosa Tornado Aftermath
Here is what Tuscaloosa saw in the aftermath of the storm.