Virginia Martin: Martin is lead news editor of BirminghamWatch. She was political editor of The Birmingham News, where she directed local, state and national government coverage. She also led reporting of health and the environment at The News, where she worked from 1988 to 2012, and was an editor on coverage of Alabama’s two-year college system that won a 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Before that, Martin worked as a reporter covering law enforcement and courts at The Alabama Journal. She is a journalism graduate of Auburn University, former student at the University of Missouri and a 2001-2002 Child and Family Policy Fellow at the University of Maryland.

Glenn Stephens:   Stephens, also an editor for BirminghamWatch,  is a retired state editor for The Birmingham News, where he supervised coverage of state government and politics for more than 20 years. He previously was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press and United Press International. He is a native of Birmingham and a graduate of the University of North Alabama.

Robert Carter: Carter is a veteran journalist, both with newspapers and in radio. A Kentucky native, Carter began working at his hometown Glasgow Daily Times straight out of high school, and also worked with Christian Family Radio in Bowling Green and with Western Kentucky University’s public radio service.  In Alabama, Carter worked at The Birmingham News, where he covered high school sports, and The North Jefferson News in Gardendale, where he was associate editor in charge of sports and online operations. Carter left the NJN in 2016 for what he called “retirement.” He continues to report and write about news and sports in the Birmingham area and Alabama.

Solomon Crenshaw:  Crenshaw, a Birmingham native, covers county government. He worked for nearly four decades as a reporter and writer with The Birmingham News and its successor, Alabama Media Group; became an independent journalist in 2015, and has expanded his storytelling to include photography and videography.  He has covered sports, entertainment and general features.

Tom Gordon: Gordon is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He has been a reporter and editor at The Birmingham News and The Anniston Star.

Sam Prickett:  Prickett is a Birmingham-based journalist who has written for publications covering the city, including Weld: Birmingham’s Newspaper, the Birmingham TimesOver the Mountain Journal and This Is Alabama. He currently covers municipal politics for BirminghamWatch.  Prickett is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College.

Other editorial contributors: Tom Arenberg, Jim Baggett, Clay Carey,  Mike Clemmer, Sydney Cromwell, Daniel Gaddy, Michelle Love, Virginia MacDonald, Scott Morris, Nick Patterson, Mark Singletary, Gail Short, Sherrel Wheeler Stewart, Nancy Wilstach.

Organization support:  AIIJ’s website is designed and supported by Infomedia.  The Modern Brand is marketing consultant. Stone, Avant and Daniels P.C. provides bookkeeping and financial information services.

Carol Nunnelley: Founding Executive Director