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.
As a 12 year old and on his fourth attempt Jackson Skinner finally earned a spot at Augusta National. Though it would not be until Jackson was 14 that he would be able to finally see the famed course. Jackson is set to compete in the national finals of the Drive, Chip & Putt event in 2020.
Meag Hengenveld is a wife, mom, and nutritionist who has also battled with an eating disorder. She has had issues that caused her to drop close to 60 pounds and weighing close to 90 pounds. That's a dangerous weight. Hengenveld shares her story to give others hope.
Former University of Alabama football player John Cassimus is a true risk taker in the business world. As an entrepreneur he helped develop the concept behind Crazy Cazboy's, a liquidation business, that is gaining in popularity. Cassimus talks about how his football days prepared him for business
Tylar Tucker is expressing herself in a way not many people have ever done before. The Wenonah High School alum can take a ball of yarn and turn it into something artistic that is pleasing to the eye and can leave someone thinking how did she do it. Tucker shares her inspiration for yarn art.
Jarod Bryant is a local high school football hero, but also an American Hero as a pilot in the United States Marine Corp/ U.S. Navy. A former Mr. Football in the state of Alabama, then onto the Naval Academy and into the air as a military pilot defending the United States. This is his story.
The pandemic has really taken a toll on the Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa High School marching band as its numbers have been cut by almost 50 percent. And yet, the Pride of Patriot Parkway continues to boom out a sound that band director Meghan Miller brags about.
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.