OLD Media Moves

Birmingham Biz Journal hires Parker to cover commercial real estate

November 30, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Illyshia D. Parker

The Birmingham Business Journal has hired Illyshia D. Parker as its new commercial real estate reporter.

Managing editor Angel Coker writes, “Parker held previous roles as an editor with Poetic Advisory LLC in Birmingham and junior public relations officer and slam coach with Real Life Poets Inc. in Birmingham.

“She also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Desert Island Supply Co. from 2016 to 2019. During her time with Desert Island Supply Co., she was promoted to lead teacher and program assistant, developing, coordinating and executing fundraising campaigns, social media campaigns, community events and student book releases. She also developed and managed the Woodlawn High School student newspaper team through recruitment, teaching journalistic principles, delegating of news assignments and planning of publication content.

“‘Illyshia’s experience and knowledge of the metro area will make her an asset to the newsroom as she dives into covering the crucial and dominating realm of real estate in Birmingham,’ said BBJ Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Rebman.”

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