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.
On MLK Day, many people will be doing volunteer work as a way of honoring civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. Joy Craddock will be leading the way for one community, as part of HandsOn Birmingham.
Dog groomer, Sharea Dugger, has been a blessing to Tallulah, the goldendoodle WBRC is volunteering to train through Service Dogs of Alabama. Sharea is providing free grooming to keep Lula looking her best.
The WE Cafe is a charming diner in West End where the food is delicious, healthy and made from scratch. The pay-as-you-can community restaurant was developed under the watchful eye of director Ama Shambulia.
Dr. Tom Edwards meets with about a dozen patients every day who come to the Hope Health Center in Fairfield for low cost, accessible health care. 85% of them are receiving government aid or are uninsured and many are elderly or disabled.
Danielle Wilson is a professional hairstylist offering haircuts and styling to patients at Children’s of Alabama through the Children’s Harbor Family Center. She’s there twice a week to help those who are unable to leave the hospital.
Sportscaster Mike Hogewood passed away Wednesday at the age of 63. Most of his legendary career was spent in North Carolina, but longtime WBRC viewers will remember Hogewood from the mid 1980’s when he served as WBRC Sports Director.