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

  Alabama health leaders believe Alabama could see new surge in COVID-19 cases

  Additional unemployment funds available with job training

  White House Coronavirus Task Force Weekly Report-Alabama

  UAB to open chronic COVID-19 clinic

  Birmingham surveillance software program comes under fire

  COVID-19 update as confirmed cases and deaths increase

  Concerns over false positive test for coach Nick Saban

Customers say they lost money in Cash App

  Investigation into cat’s death, cat had COVID

  Alabama one of two states with declining COVID-19 cases

  UAB Sentinel testing working, but officials say it needs more compliance

  Can the flu vaccine help fight COVID-19?

  Handwashing study says SARS-CoV-2 can stay on skin up to 9 hours

  Study warns of neurological damage due to COVID-19

  UAB looking for volunteers for COVID-19 tests

  Alabama health leaders continue push for everyone to get a flu shot

  ADPH: Alabama COVID numbers improving, but ‘still not where we’d like to be’

  UPDATE: President Trump going to hospital, taking new antibody cocktail that’s showing promise at UAB

  President Trump’s impact with being COVID-19 positive

  100-year-old man’s family hopes for in-person visit soon

  Alabama prepares for possible COVID-19 vaccine

Alabama Nursing Home Association shares plan for indoor family visits

  Birmingham continues to enforce face covering requirement

  Teacher health survey shows concerns about COVID-19

  UPDATE: Alabama ABC Board ends 11 p.m. alcohol sales cutoff

  Alabama continues slight decline in COVID-19 cases

  Jefferson Co. Health Officer says CDC has ‘lost its soul’

  Medical experts say face covering mandate still needed in Alabama

  Alabama’s face mask order currently set to expire in one week

  Restaurants & bars hoping for big Saturday with return of SEC football