Gigi grew up in New York City and has spent the past two decades in Alabama. She began her journalism career in print as a beat reporter for The Birmingham News. She has reported for public radio since 2006, filing stories for WBHM, NPR, Marketplace, Studio 360, and Public Radio International’s The World. She has also written for Bloomberg News, Runner’s World, and Women’s Health magazines.
Douban was a CPB Editorial Integrity and Leadership Initiative fellow, an intensive program for public media’s most promising newsroom leaders. She has been a mentor with the Next Generation Radio Project and is on the National Journalism Advisory Board through Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism.