The Brief From WABE

The Brief from WABE brings you daily news with context from host Jim Burress and the WABE news team.

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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.

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