Reporter for The Birmingham News/AL.com, writing stories for Alabama Media Group @aldotcom on Faith/Life/Culture. University of Missouri Journalism School grad.

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Biography

Reporter for AL.com, Alabama Media Group and The Birmingham News.

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was hired as the first full-time religion beat reporter at The Anniston Star in Alabama in 1985.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I think I was in the last News 105 class at the University of Missouri School of Journalism that used typewriters. I still own one.

How is social media changing news?

You can reach almost anybody anywhere now, and going viral is always a possibility.

Alabama Press Association

2010 - Best News Feature Story
Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest - 1st Place: The Birmingham News for “Behind the Painted Wall” by Greg Garrison, about life in a Birmingham housing project.

Associated Press Managing Editors

2006 - Sweepstakes
Best overall sports coverage in Alabama, for "Playing and Praying" series, about faith in sports