Randi Hildreth is a general assignment reporter for WBRC FOX6 News.
Returning to WBRC is a sweet full circle moment for Randi. She started her journalism career working as a morning producer for Good Day Alabama.
She was born and raised in Georgia but spent many holidays and summers in Alabama during her childhood. She has family in Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery.
Randi joins the WBRC FOX6 News team from our sister station, WSFA 12 News in Montgomery. During her time with WSFA, she covered a variety of stories. Randi's most memorable stories include Hurricane Michael coverage, serving as a member of the "Go Team" and providing Hurricane Florence coverage in Wilmington, NC, and interviewing Oprah during her quick visit to the Wiregrass region.
Before transitioning to news, Randi worked as a teacher for the nonprofit Teach for America. For two years, she taught ninth grade English at Wilson High School in Florence, South Carolina.
Randi graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a degree in Digital and Broadcast Journalism. During her time at UGA, she was a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Pamoja Dance Company, and served as president of her collegiate chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
When Randi is not working, she loves spending time with her sweet puppy - Grady, staying active through dance or sports, traveling, trying new restaurants, finding the best shopping deals, and spending time with her family and friends.
Randi is always looking for new story ideas, opportunities to connect, and serve the community. Don’t hesitate to contact her on Facebook, tweet her @RandiH_TV, follow her on Instagram @RandiH_TV or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aniah’s Law is a constitutional amendment sponsored by State Rep. Chip Brown (R - Mobile) that allows prosecutors and judges broader discretion in requesting and denying bail to those accused of committing violent crimes.
The parents of the woman who was killed in that Easter Sunday shooting at Patton Park continue to grieve the loss of their daughter and now feel called to speak out against the gun violence that claimed her life.
Birmingham Police are investigating another deadly shooting and it’s another case that involves young victims. A 16 year-old is dead and another teen is recovering in the hospital after a drive-by shooting in the Inglenook community.
Following the recent spike in gun violence in Birmingham, some neighboring police departments expressed criticism and accused the Birmingham Police department of not fully using resources to solve crimes.
More than $18,000 dollars is offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the deadly Easter Sunday shooting at Patton Park and counseling services are now offered for those trying to process the chaotic and tragic moments.
Hoover City School leaders are expected to restart the superintendent search after deciding not to move forward with any candidates in the most recent search. Some parents say they’re okay with waiting a little longer for a permanent leader.
Governor Kay Ivey amended the state’s safer at home order Monday based on the updated guidance from the CDC about social distancing in schools. The governor expressed optimism about what this means for schools saying:
By this time next week, an additional 2 million people will be eligible for the COVID vaccine in Alabama. Including people 55 years and older, people with special needs, and people who are in the 1 C Group.