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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In the last two weeks, confirmed positive cases have declined slightly. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin believes the city is making progress and was among the first to order mandatory face coverings for the city.
The Alabama Labor Department said Thursday their new efforts to cut the backlog of cases is working. More people have been answering questions and having appointments set up in Montgomery seems to help, but one woman is still having problems.
Alabama hospitals continue to say COVID-19 cases will rise and take up more of their regular beds and ICU beds. It’s feared those numbers will start hitting all time highs later this week and next week.