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

  Alabama schools preparing for the coronavirus

  Education Farm Hopes to Develop High Tech Workforce Skills

  Floyd Bradford Bridge Closure Impacting Business

  Birmingham Promise program gets $3 million donation

  Providing more information to protect members of law enforcement

  Center for Domestic Preparedness not ready for infectious disease patients

  Anniston leaders blame lack of communication for coronavirus uproar

  Roofing companies busy with inspections, repairs following heavy rains

  Aniah Blanchard’s father talks about Aniah’s Law

  Deer on the move can be bad for your vehicle

Pell City parents worried about new attendance policy

  'They deserve better’: Birmingham homeowners asking for more help with sewage spill

  Weather causing more potholes & impacting tires

  Jefferson County reacts to BSA declaring bankruptcy

  More security being requested for JeffCo courthouses

  Making it easier to pay for parking in Birmingham

Tire repair business seeing weather related increase in business

  Officials talk school security amid Parkland shooting anniversary

  Coronavirus impacting gas prices

  Checking your basement for flood damage

  Water in gasoline at a Birmingham gas station causes problems for drivers

  Flooding concerns in Hueytown

  Road and bridge inspections with flooding concerns in Jefferson County

Jefferson County EMA continues to monitor flooding

  Flooding at the Trussville Country Club

  People back in Homewood apartments after flood threat

  Chilton County schools debut new check-in method

Shelby County neighborhood begins cleanup after Thursday morning tornado

  Birmingham Mayor and a Jeffco Commissioner disagree over crime numbers

  No Iowa voting problems for Alabama