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

  Hoover receiving state funds for Hwy 31 and Hwy 150 road work

  Bham PD searching for two men after beauty supply store robbery

  Birmingham Race Course unveils new machines to bring in business

Police don’t recommend chasing after suspects

  Birmingham new Fire Chief gets support from union

  UAB seeking money to renovate Genomic Research Building

  Birmingham School Property Taxes up for renewal vote

Birmingham Road Closures due to 59/20 Bridge Work

  Property tax renewal critical to Birmingham City School budget

  Security increased during opening weekend of ‘The Joker’

  Legal and illegal vaping concerns

  Do you need help with utility bills during this drought or in this heat?

  Hot weather costing taxpayers

  ADPH concerns after Alabama’s first death from vaping-associated injury

  Jefferson County needs more road workers

  Schools protecting students from the heat

  Lake Purdy water level falling during drought

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office taking over Fairfield patrol duties

  Fire alert issued for Alabama as drought conditions worsen

  Jefferson County road projects and gas tax

  Vaping industry speaks out a vape rally

  Enrollment starts for Birmingham Promise apprenticeship program

  Big increase seen in property taxes

  Dollars stores being targeted by robbers

  Design work for space underneath 59/20 Bridge Project to be revealed

  JSU statutory rape arrests and resident hall protocol

  Company now offering ‘vape detector’ for use in school restrooms

  Are there any early warning signs for lung cancer?

  Hueytown PD warning students about homecoming pranks

  More details & information released on new downtown B’ham stadium