Political Reporter Lydia Nusbaum joined WSFA and the Gray family in June of 2018.
Before moving to Alabama, she spent two years as a reporter, anchor, and producer for KOMU 8 News in Missouri. Lydia reported on the Missouri legislature and the mid-Missouri area. She covered the indictment of former Governor Eric Greitens, President Donald Trump’s two visits to Missouri, and the impact legislation could have on Missourians.
Lydia is a graduate from the University of Missouri with a Convergence Television Reporting major and Political Science minor.
As someone who loves the outdoors, Lydia enjoys spending her time hiking, hammocking or taking a jog.
One Alabama lawmaker filed a bill that would allow businesses to remain open if they can follow the guidelines issued by the state and local government during a state of emergency related to a pandemic.
Alabama received about $1.7 billion from the the federal government’s CARES Act with a Dec. 31 deadline to spend the money, according to the Alabama Department of Finance. If the money is not spent, the state will need to send it back to the federal government.
And with time running out to spend that money, groups including the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association and the National Federation of Independent businesses are asking state leaders to dish out more grants for small businesses.