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.
If you have any story ideas for Alan please feel free to contact him.
Woodfin says Birmingham Police Department is doing all it can to bring the people responsible for the violence building up around the city accountable, but he says the community will also have to play a role to make it happen.
Alabama’s mandatory face mask order expires at 5 p.m. Friday, April 9. Governor Kay Ivey still encourages people to wear masks and socially distance. But how are businesses going to handle masks in the future?
Alabama’s mandatory face mask order expires Friday, April 9. Governor Kay Ivey continues to say she will not extend the order despite requests coming from President Joe Biden to governors across the country.
Health leaders in Montgomery and at the Jefferson County Department of Health are optimistic, but they all contend people in Alabama and the country have to keep practicing safety steps until a lot more people are vaccinated.