Sophia is very excited to be a member of the WAAY 31 team and telling stories that impact the North Alabama community.
Previously, she worked as the Weekend Anchor in Roanoke, Va. During her time there, she covered national murder trials, President Trump's visits during the 2016 election, flooding and tornadoes hitting the Roanoke Valley. During Sophia’s time in Southwest Virginia, she volunteered with the American Cancer Society and Junior League of Roanoke Valley.
Sophia started her journalism career in the cold, but very friendly state of North Dakota. While reporting in Fargo, she was able to tell stories which impacted the community.
Sophia graduated with a B.S. in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from Syracuse University. She has two dogs and loves hiking, traveling, and volunteering her time to help others in the community.
The superintendent, Dr. Dee Dee Jones said the district is taking all the precautions to keep your kids safe.
Tracy Doughty said right now the hospital has enough staff to take care of patients and they help each other out.
Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall also attended and spoke.
In June, Chris Dillard was diagnosed with ALS or better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
"We are now seeing an absolute explosion of cases and an explosion of hospitalizations," said Don Williamson, Alabama Hospital Association president.
Dr. Rachael Lee with the University of Alabama at Birmingham said the majority of the cases they are seeing at UAB are the Delta variant.
Students said band practice looked a lot different last year because of coronavirus but they say this year they are prepared to work hard and are ready to get back in front of a crowd.
"It gives you hope and it let's you know that you're not in this fight alone," said Sgt. Chris Dillard, diagnosed with ALS.
That means you will be able to experience more of the great outdoors!
The general manager said he's seen people use it every day!