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Gerard wears a blue chambray button-up shirt and sits in front of a full bookshelf.

Gerard Albert

Western North Carolina Rural Communities Reporter

Gerard Albert is the Western North Carolina rural communities reporter for BPR News.

He previously worked as a journalist for WLRN in South Florida, where he reported on affordable housing policy, local government accountability and criminal justice. He also covered the criminal justice system in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he earned two South Carolina Press Association awards.

He earned his bachelor's degree from Florida International University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper.

In his free time, you can find Gerard kayaking, reading a book in his hammock, or making zines with his friends.

He joined BPR in July 2024.