Janet Hall

WBRC FOX6 News Anchor Janet Hall joined WBRC in 1980 as a weekend anchor. It was the first chapter of her long history with WBRC. Janet now co-anchors WBRC FOX6 News at Noon, 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00. Janet began her TV career as a reporter at WKRG in Mobile after graduating from The University of Alabama. She was born and raised in Birmingham and was delighted to return to her hometown as a journalist covering issues close to her heart. Over the years, Janet has received numerous awards including the 2016 Silver Circle from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the 2011 Accolade Award for the documentary “April’s Fury”, Best Anchor in Alabama in 2001 and 1994 from the Associated Press as well as awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary and Extraordinary Coverage of a Planned Event. The University of Alabama honored Janet with the 2004 Betsy Plank Distinguished Achievement Award and the 1989 Outstanding Communication Studies Alumni Award. In 1999 she was named the "Local Hero in the Fight Against Breast Cancer" by the Komen Foundation. In 1997 she received Best Media Coverage in the fight against AIDS/HIV. Janet has served the community on numerous boards including Urban Ministries, The Board of Visitors of The University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences, AIDS Alabama, The American Red Cross and Goodwill Industries. She is a long-standing volunteer and supporter of The Komen Foundation's Race for the Cure, The Hoover School System's Finley Awards, and Oak Mountain Missions. She is an active leader of Asbury United Methodist Church. Janet and her husband Frank are among the founding families of the church along with their children, Allie and Jack. Janet is also a songwriter performing original music throughout the Birmingham area. Her song “Alabama Breeze” is featured on a CD produced by the Alabama Department of Tourism.

Recent Articles by Janet

  Bradley Gilbert “Doing Good” at Homewood Flowers

  Tracie Mark Smith “Doing Good” with Grace Klein Community

  Ruth Davis “Doing Good” for Lucky Dogs

  Lindy Cleveland “Doing Good” at Unless U

  Dr. Cameron Askew “Doing Good” as a Komen Big Wig

  Coach Steve Sills “Doing Good” at Homewood Middle School

  Joy Craddock “Doing Good” on MLK Day

  Sharea Dugger “Doing Good” as a dog groomer

  Larry Langford, former Birmingham Mayor, dies at 72

  Ashley Taylor “Doing Good” with Service Dogs of Alabama

  Christmas Decorators “Doing Good”

Know someone “Doing Good”? Nominate them!

  Birmingham Optimists “Doing Good” as Salvation Army Bellringers

Former Acting JeffCo District Attorney without a job

  Calvin Tucker “Doing Good” for Homeless Cats

  Ama Shambulia, “Doing Good” at the WE Cafe

  Bryan Kirkland; a good neighbor “Doing Good”

  Fazo the Clown ‘Doing Good’ at UAB

  Ted Speaker ‘Doing Good’ at The Crisis Center

Why I support Komen Race for the Cure