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

  Projections show new deaths from COVID-19 to 295,000 by December 1st

  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office employees still looking for promised hazard pay

  Demand for food giveaways could grow

  Cullman Co. Superintendent has questions about guidance from Alabama Department of Public Health

  Health COVID-19 concerns for multi-generational families

  Mayor Woodfin speaks on COVID-19 update in Birmingham

  Small businesses struggle to open due to COVID-19

  Health leaders seeing positive signs regarding COVID-19 cases

  Vestavia Hills HIgh School students protest principal’s removal

  Concerns over hospital capacity mount as schools prepare to reopen

  Parents concerned about school changes

  Improving COVID-19 numbers in Walker and Coosa counties

  Jefferson County Health Dept. under pressure to inspect schools

  Extra unemployment benefits to end Friday

  Jefferson County Health Officer agrees with Gov. Ivey’s face covering extension

  Health officials express concern over Hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

  Alabama hospitals remain stressed with COVID-19 patients

  State health officer backs recommendations for Jefferson Co. schools

  Face covering order currently set to expire Friday; Will it be extended?

  CDC guidance on getting students back into the classroom

  JeffCo Commission approves up to $6.4 million to expand COVID-19 testing

  Some hospitals concerned about staffing as COVID-19 cases rise

  Unemployment Update: One woman still struggling to get money

  COVID-19 hospitalizations up in Alabama and more expected

  Drug overdoses up due to COVID-19

  Alabama health leaders are combating miss information through social media

  COVID-19 numbers continue to go in the wrong direction

  Riverchase Galleria adding K-9 security dogs

  Jefferson County inspectors enforcing health order

  Alabama Should be Prepared to Wear Face Masks for Rest of the Year