Brittany Young is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She’s currently the program director and content manager for Alabama Public Radio, statewide affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR). In her position, Young trains interns in the areas of writing, voice and on-air performance, and audio production and editing. She also serves as the supervising editor for APR’s local commentaries and editorials, Crunk Culture, Living with Less Plastic, Keepin’ It Real and StoryCorps.
Before becoming a full-time staff member at Alabama Public Radio in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Brittany was a news intern at APR and WBMA-TV in Birmingham. She was also the sports director at WMSV-FM radio and a sports writer for The Reflector News in Starkville, Mississippi.
Brittany also assisted as a former co-volunteer girls basketball coach at Rutledge Middle School in Midfield, Ala.; is a former Mississippi State women’s basketball player; and was a four-time basketball state champion at Midfield High School.
Young earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Journalism from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree in Telecommunication and Film from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. While at UA, she served as a graduate research and teaching assistant. Her research focused on gender and social issues within sport, media and society.