Beth Shelburne

Beth Shelburne

Digital Reporter

Birmingham, Ala.

Beth Shelburne is a digital reporter and producer for WBRC.com.

She was born and raised in Birmingham and joined the news team in 2010. Beth previously anchored WBRC FOX6 News at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. and the Four. She has also served as an investigative reporter.

Beth has reported and anchored the news in half a dozen cities around the country, including San Diego, California, and Boston, Massachusetts. Her work has been recognized numerous times, including an Emmy award for best breaking news coverage during the 2003 fires in Southern California, an Edward R. Murrow award for writing on a series she filed in Manhattan shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and most recently, an Edward R. Murrow award for the 2012 WBRC series on heroin addiction called “Chasing the Dragon.” Her work has been recognized locally by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Alabama Associated Press.

Beth lives in the Birmingham area with her husband, Kevin, and their daughter, Avelina. In 2018, Beth earned an M.A. in creative writing from UAB. She was selected by Pen America as a 2018 Writing for Justice fellow. Beth is a SCAD heart attack survivor and an advocate for women’s health.


Recent Articles by Beth

Pastors protest Planned Parenthood

Hearing for man on Alabama’s death row seeking new trial ends with no decision

Man on Alabama’s death row for murder of deputy says he’s innocent

Advocates for Alabama’s incarcerated oppose slowing parole

Alabama legislators focus efforts on prison crisis

  Grandmother sentenced to life without parole in AL for drugs gets chance at freedom

  Out of prison and giving back

Inside America’s most violent prison system

The Bloody Truth

How did a sword get inside an Alabama prison?

Staggering violence, sexual assaults and death in Alabama prisons

A new beginning for church destroyed by tornado

Alabama DOC confirms latest suicide and homicide in men’s prisons

Dark Salt Sisters: AL poets on identity, relationships and celebrating differences

AL prison suicide means heartbreak and unanswered questions for family

“The silence is worse.” LGBTQ youth often targeted by adult bullies

  “It’s hogwash.” Skepticism surrounds Governor Ivey’s prison building plan

  Helping people turn the corner on homelessness

  Alabama Attorney General clears Hoover officer who shot and killed E.J. Bradford

Inmate on the run escaped prison by hiding in state truck

AL family grapples with “out of the blue” cancer diagnosis

Attorneys file emergency motion over recent prison suicides in Alabama

Alabama prisoner commits suicide at Kilby Prison

Inside the federal investigation of Alabama prisons

Alabama correctional officer arrested for marijuana possession

Alabama prisons report fatal stabbing and two recent suicides

  Christmas shoebox recipient surprises AL family who sent her ‘life-changing’ gift

“They are letting the inmates kill each other,” says mother of man stabbed at Holman Prison

  Prisoners used bolt cutters, hacksaw and handgun to escape maximum-security prison in Alabama

  It’s never too late to change: UAB employee shares journey from homelessness to redemption