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.
Beat: Educational disparities in Birmingham, Alabama
This Report for America corps member focuses on education. Alabama consistently ranks near the bottom of national educational rankings. Noteworthy coverage areas include the achievement gap, the digital divide, and the gap in educational opportunities in poor school districts compared to their more affluent counterparts.