Maddie Biertempfel

Alabama State Capital Reporter

Maddie Biertempfel joined CBS42 in February 2022 as the Alabama State Capitol Reporter.

Before that, she worked as a reporter and weekend anchor/producer in Bismarck, North Dakota. There, she covered the state legislature, including a special session for allocating millions of federal COVID relief dollars and redistricting. She also co-hosted Inside North Dakota Politics, a weekly show featuring in-depth politics stories, interviews with lawmakers and local election coverage.

Maddie is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State in 2020 with degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. In college, she interned at Fox News, C-SPAN and the local public radio station, WPSU, where she placed seventh in the national Hearst competition for radio news and features.

Maddie is excited to cover Alabama politics and meet new people in the capital city! When not working, she enjoys running, baking and reading a good book. Please reach out with any story ideas or to say hi at

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