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

  Man accused of firing assault rifle in Center Point apartment complex, sends stray bullets flying into homes

  Spain Park student uses wreaths to help those in need

  Mother wants justice in 16-year-old son’s murder

  Watchout for pickpocket team over the holidays

  Chief Smith reacts to recent wave of violence

  A violent weekend in Birmingham

Birmingham Police Chief Reacts to AG Barr’s comments

  Jefferson County property tax protests

  Identifying delivery drivers over the holidays

  Disturbing pics of dead dogs shared on Facebook

  Threat of fires increases with colder weather

  Company to keep jobs in Jefferson Co. due to tax breaks

  Mountain Brook suspect homicide is result of domestic dispute

  Creating safe places for people who feel threatened

  Sixth person arrested in shooting death of Ramsay HS senior

  Protecting yourself during the Christmas shopping season

No new suspects anticipated in Aniah Blanchard’s disappearance

  Community grieving after search for Aniah may be over

  5 arrested in shooting death of Ramsay HS senior

  Interstate 59/20 bridge construction remains on schedule

  Bradford family files lawsuit on one year anniversary of Galleria shooting death

City of Trussville hopes to move first responders quickly through traffic

Search for Aniah continues and getting help

  Expanding Jefferson Co. Alert system for missing persons

  Smithfield community wants redevelopment around Legion Field

  Bright Star Owner Jimmy Koikos remembered

  Texas EquuSearch returns to search for Aniah Blanchard

  Getting Alabama workers ready for more jobs

  Court hearing for Ibraheem Yazeed scheduled next week

  Shelby County Sheriff’s Office plans changes after tear gas mishap