Bob Ingram is the dean of political analysts in Alabama . As a newspaper reporter Ingram covered Alabama politics starting in the 1950's. Ingram served as a member of Governor Albert Brewer's cabinet in the late 60's. He owned and published "Alabama Magazine" at the time he was hired as Editorial Director for WSFA in 1978. He remained with the station for more than 15 years. He is a syndicated columnist with his work appearing in dozens of newspapers around the state. Born in Centre, Ingram graduated from Cherokee County High School and served in World War II as a radio operator/gunner. In 1949, he graduated from Auburn University (then Alabama Polytechnic Institute). The depth of his knowledge of Alabama politics is unmatched.