Kyra Miles is an education reporter for WBHM, the listener-supported station of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. This radio reporter from Greenville, North Carolina has a passion for telling stories that uplift diverse communities. As a student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Miles was a reporter and producer for Carolina Connection, the radio newscast created by students in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Notably, one program she worked on received the 2020 Student Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in audio newscast. A multimedia journalist, Miles covered arts and culture for The Daily Tar Heel, the student paper at UNC, and interned at a news website for faculty and staff. Miles graduated with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism in 2021.
Based in Birmingham since 1976, WBHM serves a city that is more than 70 percent Black and is home to a vibrant arts community and a nationally-recognized culinary scene. It’s grown more diverse. There are auto parts manufacturers and chicken processing plants. Farms dot Alabama’s rural landscape. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a major research institution. Hispanics and Arabs make up a growing share of our area. Alabama has 14 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the largest group in the nation. The radio station news staff includes one main editor, a part-time editor, one full-time reporter, two part-time host/reporters, and one digital news producer.
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