Sheldon Haygood began his career as a Sports Reporter at WBRC FOX6 back in 1994. Since then, Sheldon has developed into one of the city's favorite weekend sports anchors. During the week, he is busy covering sports events in the Birmingham area and the Southeast.
Sheldon grew up in the great state of Texas - San Antonio to be exact. His desire to make sports reporting a career grew out of his love of sports in general. During his high school years, Sheldon was involved in team sports. But once out, he tried his hand at radio, working as a disc jockey. He received his degree in Journalism from Southwest Texas State.
His first stint in television landed him a job in Midland, Texas at KMID-TV. There, he worked as a reporter and weekend anchor. From there, Sheldon moved to Lubbock as Sports Director. Then an offer from WHOA-TV (now WNCF-TV) in Montgomery, Alabama took him from his home state. WBRC came knocking in 1994, and Sheldon has been here ever since. Sheldon is married and the father of four beautiful children.
The Carver High School Mighty Marching Band does not let its lack in numbers get in the way of making an incredible sound. This band, 50 members in all, under the direction of Lee Mason is the reigning 6-time champs of the All City marching Festival.
The Pelham High School Marching Band is all about community and being together. Under the Direction of Justin Ward this band is 150 members strong and performs at halftime of games this Fall culminating with a song from the Beatles, "Come Together."
The Mortimer Jordan High School Marching Band is known as the Blue Machine. The 125-member band is under the direction of Craig Cagle and working its way through all the adversity of 2020 to put on a show that is special to the fans in the stands.
The Oak Mountain High School Spirit of the Cahaba Marching Band is made up of 205 members, but its foundation rides the experience of 43 seniors. Kevin Ownby directs the Spirit of the Cahaba performs this fall on the gridiron during halftime of games with a theme called, "New York State of Mind."
The Pinson Valley H.S. Marching Chiefs is making Friday's even better when it comes to fans enjoying watching the Indians football team. The Marching Chiefs under the direction of Keith Brandenburg is navigating and playing its way through a pandemic with as much enthusiasm as it normally does.
The Homewood Patriot Band is the largest high school band in the state of Alabama. Some 395 members strong the Patriot Band is under the direction of Chris Cooper. Members of the band talk about what makes this group so good and why it is the
The Hewitt-Trussvile Culinary Team has a recipe that is literally out of this world. Seniors Lucy Prince, Madeline Curd, Abigail Mitchell, and Kaylie Love won the National NASA HUNCH Culinary Competition with their dish, Moroccan Chicken Tangine. The recipe will be served to astronauts in space.
Preston Kendrick of Gardendale, AL teamed up with Bailey Fain to win the 2020 Collegiate BASS Fishing National Championship at Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL. Kendrick talks about winning the title, what he used as bait, his dreams and his love for fishing.
The Alternative Baseball Organization wants to play ball in central Alabama and the league is looking for players and coaches. Founder Taylor Duncan talks about the special requirements they are looking for in athletes and what it means to be able to play out on the diamond.
Facing a world pandemic is nothing new for UAB research resident doctor Kevin Harrod, he is doing his part in working with COVID-19 after also playing a part with SARS and the H1N1 pandemic with the last 17 years. Harrod talks about what he does in the fight against coronavirus.
Heather Bailey has been a chainsaw carver for 15 years. She is so proficient is now considers herself an artist with the chainsaw. Bailey talks about the fun and the accomplishment along with the talent it takes to complete a project and so something not many people can do.
Former University of Alabama standout and 2-time NFL pro bowl player Marcell Dareus is giving back to the Birmingham, AL community, hosting a mobile food pantry to to help with the central Alabama food bank. Marcell talks about his big event.
Doctor Albert Manasyan is part of Neonatology at UAB, but since 2008 he's been a general practitioner in Zambia. The country is located in Africa. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic Manasyan realized the need for face shields in Zambia and started a GoFundMe page to make 2,000 shields for $1000
When Lindsey Wood was 10 years old she started Bows that Bless to raise awareness and money toward purchasing items for children in the Forster Care Program. Seven years later she continues to sew bows for a great cause.
Peyton Blaylock is a recent graduate at UAB and in doing so she is the first in school history to receive an undergraduate degree in the school's Immunology Program, which started up in 2017. there are just a handful of programs such as this in the nation. Peyton talks about her journey.
There's a lot of speculation surrounding college football playing a season in 2020 while the country and the world is dealing with COVID-19. We talked with Troy University head football coach Chip Lindsey about expectations for action on the gridiron in the midst of a pandemic.
One man knows better than most what we all are enduring through COVID-19, Timothy Alexander was self quarantined for two years after a car accident that left him paralyzed in a wheelchair. 14 years later, Alexander speaks around the country to groups about remaining positive in times of adversity.
As the state of Alabama mandates an order to "Stay at Home," and to remember social distancing, Gardendale Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church gets creative during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Members created flat families and set the art work in chairs for its Palm Sunday Service.
When Yvonne Mitchell started Prayer Pillow Ministry in her kitchen, she would not know how needed it is. Today in our battle with COVID-19, people are needing hope and that's what this ministry offers in part because of a needle, thread, and God.