Gigi Douban

Gigi Douban is an independent producer based in Birmingham, Alabama. Since moving to the South from her native New York 14 years ago, she has discovered that people around the country find Southern accents adorable. And what better way to give folks their Southern accent fix than through public radio?

She has produced radio stories on topics ranging from addictive apps to a hearing condition plaguing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Her work can be heard on NPR, Marketplace, WBHM, PRI's The World, Studio 360 and Before her happy leap into public radio, Douban covered education for The Birmingham News. She was a fellow in 2009 at the University of Maryland's Journalism Center on Children & Families. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York. Her work has earned Green Eyeshade and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated awards.

Doubon devours all things food and fitness, and writes for magazines including Runner's World and Women's Health. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, cycling, running, swimming and birding.