Janae Pierre as the station’s new local host of the NPR weekday afternoon news program All Things Considered. She also hosts WWNO’s weekly news and culture program All Things New Orleans.
Pierre is a native of New Orleans and a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She has worked and volunteered with several different media organizations, notably the New Orleans Tribune and local radio station WBOK 1230 AM, where she began as a college intern. For the last five years she has been a popular WBOK drive-time on-air host and community events director. She is the recipient of the 2015 Sophie Aramburo Servant/Leader Award, and was named Producer of the Year by eXposed Magazine in 2014.
Two of the largest high schools in Alabama are holding their graduations this week — despite concerns about the coronavirus. Administrators say they will ensure proper social distancing.
In Alabama, funeral services are set Monday for "Big John" Williams. He was a popular sheriff allegedly killed by the son of a deputy from a neighboring county. His death has resonated nationwide.
In Alabama, authorities have answered few questions about why a police officer shot and killed a man they believed was a gunman in a mall. The man believed to have fired the gun has been arrested.