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

  Rural counties struggling to find funding for broadband access

  Alan Jackson bringing Small Town Drive-In concert to Cullman

  UPDATE: Birmingham mayor will allow face covering ordinance to expire

  Protecting first responders during the coronavirus pandemic

  Doctors say no reason to be afraid of the ER during COVID-19 pandemic

  Folks are heading to the beach for Memorial Day weekend despite coronavirus

  Manufacturers coping with protection procedures for customers and employees

  Doctors: More testing needed on drugs touted as coronavirus treatment

  Jasper church calls re-opening a success

  Tips from UAB on getting kids to wear a face mask

  Body found Sunday identified as missing 25-year-old man from Birmingham

  Jasper Church Getting Ready to Open for Sunday Service

  Family and Birmingham PD search for missing 25-year-old man

  Can you get COVID-19 more than once? Experts say we still don’t know

  Day one of COVID-19 testing at Legion Field

  COVID-19 testing for anyone begins Thursday at Legion Field

  Birmingham Barons in holding pattern over start of season

  Expanded COVID-19 testing starts at Legion Field Thursday

  Some churches prepare for reopening while others are waiting

  Alabama small businesses pleased with new hope for opening up

  Push to open Alabama churches or possible lawsuits

  Jefferson County has to decide how to spend $115 million in coronavirus funds

  Health official concerned about authorities defying public health orders

  Amazon still hiring after Bessemer fulfillment center opens

  Local experts discuss ‘murder hornets’

  Coronavirus forcing some businesses to close for good

  First weekend for face mask and curfew ordinance

  First day Jefferson County Courthouse reopening

UAB makes changes to employee retirement plan, develops plans for reopening services

  How will Birmingham Police enforce the mandatory face mask ordinance?