Alan Collins

Alan Collins


Birmingham, Ala.

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.

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Recent Articles by Alan

  59/20 bridge project is on schedule, traffic improving

  Blount County man beaten during break-in

  Attorney for Birmingham Police Officer accused of excessive force speaks out

  How to keep raccoons from setting up in your home

  Consumer group warning people about secret shopper scam

Jefferson county sheriff’s deputies training to serve as school resource officers

  Alabama officials looking for Northern Beltline support

  Safe Passage Program for Birmingham school students

  Stalled road work hurting Highway 280 businesses

  UAB and other hospitals hope to learn from mass shooting events

  Tips for surviving a mass shooter situation

  Alabama law enforcement agencies preparing for mass shooters

  Concerns over accused Birmingham police officer’s past cases

  Improvements set for North Chalkville Road in Trussville

  Jefferson County school construction, renovations continue into August

  ALEA will be adding more troopers to the road

  SROs getting ready for new school year

  Trash overflow at Homewood apartment complex

  Where to look for deals on school supplies

  Investigation into fatal Wylam house fire continues

  ALDOT says 59/20 bridge replacement project on schedule

  Birmingham police heighten awareness amidst violence this year

  Real-time crime center for Birmingham police dept.

  ATF warns about conceal carry background checks

Birmingham city council approves money for road improvements

  Jefferson County warns against flushable wipes

  Wounded Birmingham police officer plans to return to the streets

  Vehicle owners have to pay after park shootout

  City of Birmingham may commit more money to help rebuild Pratt City

  Settlement reached in Equifax data breach