Alan Collins

WBRC FOX6 News Reporter Alan Collins is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Not only was he born and raised there, he also attended and graduated from the University of Alabama. Alan spent his early broadcasting years working in radio. His career took a big turn when he landed a job with The Alabama Radio Network in Montgomery. Not only did he begin broadcasting news statewide, he also had the opportunity to cover then Governor Guy Hunt's trip to Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He also covered the 1988 Democratic National Convention for ARN. Radio news then brought Alan to Birmingham when he took a job as a newscaster for public radio's WBHM. His transition into television news began with a job at the local CBS affiliate. WBRC hired Alan to help cover state political news. He worked out of the Montgomery bureau for some time before moving back to the Birmingham area. Alan's experience and expertise in the often time complex world of politics is invaluable. He is an important part of the FOX6 News team. He lives with his wife Robin and their two dogs, Nikki and Abby, and cat Sheba. If you have any story ideas for Alan please feel free to contact him.

Recent Articles by Alan

  Grand River Technology Park means high paying jobs

Flooding causing issues for Cullman Co. bus drivers

Leaders trying to land retail development in north Jefferson County

How to protect yourself during a robbery

Fultondale High School deals with two tragedies in one week

Jefferson County commissioners discuss flooding problems

Birmingham city councilor recruiting teams to play at Legion Field

Homewood Fire Department preparing for possible flooding

Preparing for heavy rain in flood prone areas

How will next week’s heavy rain impact the 59/20 bridge project?

BPD continues increasing arrests to decrease violent crime

Concerns of possible flooding in B’ham growing with high rain totals expected next week

Residents in B’ham community concerned about abundance of trash, empty apartments

Fairfield Mayor Ed May II removed from office

Can Birmingham get the Raiders for a year?

It’s not too late to get a flu shot

Authorities seeking help to solve Center Point murder case

US Steel adding jobs in Fairfield with new electric arc furnace

Theft of event bus in Birmingham caught on camera

Mayor announces future planning project with Trussville 2040