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

  Fultondale traffic, patrols increase because of 59/20 bridge construction

  Business steps in, donates van to help youth football program

  GoFundMe created for youth football program after team van stolen

Sex abuse takes center stage at Southern Baptist Convention

  Jefferson County Sheriff releases end of year SRO report

  Southern Baptist Convention taking on some major issues

  Brookside PD gets help making drug arrests

  185 companies speak out for abortion rights in New York Times ad

Testing Jefferson County pools for health and safety

  More questions about the condition of B’ham fire stations

  Birmingham Fire Fighters Association monitoring station health inspection

  Tips for driving in the rain

  Are mold & asbestos the reason behind B’ham fire station closure?

  Heat and dry weather taking a toll on crops

  City Council discusses future of Legion Field

  Birmingham city councilman pushing $3 surcharge on motels, hotels

  Neighborhood opposes logging operation

  Investigators concerned after Lakeshore robbery

  Stay hydrated and start early this busy, hot weekend

  Federal hearing Friday on CBD products

  Birmingham water levels

  Heat and dry weather impact on roads

Watering lawns in the heat

  Peace in the Park organizers hope to reduce crime

  Residents complaining about trash, other issues at Center Point apartments

Crimestoppers asking for help solving three Fairfield homicides

  B’ham PD looking to add body cameras

  Road closed due to I-59/20 bridge project

  Birmingham woman upset after SUV damaged by gunfire

  Woodlawn community seeing revitalization