The Brief From WABE
The Brief from WABE brings you daily news with context from host Jim Burress and the WABE news team.
About the show
The Brief from WABE brings you daily local and national news with context from Atlanta’s National Public Radio member station, WABE 90.1. Listen every evening at 7 p.m. for insight into what’s happening in the metro Atlanta area—and beyond, brought to you by the award-winning WABE News Team. Subscribe and download The Brief from WABE to stay in the know with local news that matters.
Meet Jim Burress
Host & Senior Producer
As WABE's local host of "All Things Considered," I hope to take listeners on a daily journey to better understand the place we call home and the people with whom we share it.
I'm a Kentucky native and started my public radio career at WKMS in Murray, Kentucky. In 2007 I moved to Atlanta to work on a PhD, and a year later I accepted a job at WABE. At the time there were just four of us in the newsroom, a far cry from the current 25+!
Over the years I've sat down with a president, watched an Ebola outbreak unfold before my eyes in Africa, and uncovered stories that were catalysts for changing laws. In the process, I've won more than two dozen first-place local, regional and national awards. I'm deeply humbled and grateful to be a part of this community and this station.