Reshad joined the team in March 2018 as a state capitol reporter. He will be based in Montgomery, where decisions are being made by lawmakers that could have an impact on your life. Reshad will report for Alabama Nexstar stations (CBS 42, WKRG, WRBL, WDHN, WHNT) He is a native of Alabaster, Alabama and he previously worked at WBRC as a Multimedia Journalist. Before that, he worked as a Multimedia Journalist at WDHN in Dothan, Alabama. During his career he has covered local, state and national political leaders. He has also covered the removal of a speaker of the house, governor and chief justice of the Alabama supreme court.
Reshad is a graduate of The University of Alabama, with degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. While in college Reshad was a member of The University of Alabama’s marching band, famously known as the Million Dollar Band. As a member of the band, Reshad got an up-close seat to history, with the Crimson Tide going to back to back national championships in New Orleans and Miami.
In his spare time, he likes to travel, try new restaurants and spend time with friends and family.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama officials believe the new trade agreement between the United States and China could mean big things for the state, especially when it comes to automotive and farming. Last fall was a challenging year for Alabama farmers, up against drought and tariffs. “You just have to adapt and do what you need to do to make it work to roll into next year and hope that things are better next year,” cattle farmer Rachel Yeargan said. […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Tired of bumpy roads and scary bridges? Thanks to new federal funding, you could soon see some major road and bridge work in your area. On Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation announced that $7 million in funding is being awarded to 31 cities and counties across the state for various local road and bridge projects. The money will come from the state’s gas tax increase that took effect last year. Mayors […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Nine months ago, the U.S. Department of Justice threatened to sue Alabama if a plan wasn’t in place to fix what they called “unconstitutional conditions inside state prisons.” Since that time, Gov. Kay Ivey created a study group on criminal justice policy, which is expected to release their findings Tuesday. “It is an Alabama problem that’s got to have an Alabama solution,” Ivey said. Criminal justice advocates say conditions inside Alabama prisons are not getting better, […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — On Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made a campaign stop in Montgomery. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, used his visit to promote his plan to address the maternal health crisis. “Alabama ranks near the bottom of all 50 states, both in women and children’s health,” Bloomberg said. WATCH: Mike Bloomberg Press Conference in Montgomery, Alabama Bloomberg was joined by Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed. However, Reed didn’t officially endorse Bloomberg. “He has not […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — According to the American Automobile Association, a record number of people will be traveling this holiday season, many of whom will be making their way through Alabama. Over the next week or so, people can expect to see more state troopers on the roads. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the heightened seasonal traffic safety activities are made possible through grant funding from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Alabama Department of […]
CAMDEN, Ala. (WIAT) — On Saturday, Alabama will celebrate its 200th birthday. But on Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey kicked off the final leg of the state’s Bicentennial tour in her home town of Camden at the Wilcox Female Institute. Ivey said that over the last year, she has visited all 67 counties across the state and wanted to end at a place that’s familiar. “I am sure glad to be home,” Ivey said. The governor was joined by Camden Mayor […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Many gathered in Montgomery Monday to say their final goodbyes to Sheriff “Big John” Williams. Williams, who had been sheriff of the county since 2010, was killed last Saturday after being shot at a gas station. Over 2,000 law enforcement officers and the public packed Garrett Coliseum to honor Williams. “We still have to shake our heads, not only in frustration in what happened but in the fact we lost a man too soon,” Alabama Attorney […]
LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. – On Monday, Gov. Kay Ivey ordered all flags to flown at half staff in honor of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams. Williams was tragically killed Saturday night while responding to a call at a gas station. William Chase Johnson, who was arrested and charged with Williams’ murder, made his first appearance in court Monday, where he was denied a bond. Johnson, 18, is the son of a Montgomery County deputy. According to police, witnesses told […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is one of the only states in the country that doesn’t contribute state money to public transportation. Advocacy groups and those who rely on the services are asking the state to chip in. Grege Armstrong is one of many people who ride the Montgomery Area Transit System, which he says is his only way to get to work. Armstrong said his wait time for the bus can often be long. “A lot of times, they can […]