WBRC FOX6 News Anchor Janet Hall joined WBRC in 1980 as a weekend anchor. It was the first chapter of her long history with WBRC. Janet now co-anchors WBRC FOX6 News at Noon, 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00.
Janet began her TV career as a reporter at WKRG in Mobile after graduating from The University of Alabama. She was born and raised in Birmingham and was delighted to return to her hometown as a journalist covering issues close to her heart.
Over the years, Janet has received numerous awards including the 2016 Silver Circle from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the 2011 Accolade Award for the documentary “April’s Fury”, Best Anchor in Alabama in 2001 and 1994 from the Associated Press as well as awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary and Extraordinary Coverage of a Planned Event. The University of Alabama honored Janet with the 2004 Betsy Plank Distinguished Achievement Award and the 1989 Outstanding Communication Studies Alumni Award. In 1999 she was named the "Local Hero in the Fight Against Breast Cancer" by the Komen Foundation. In 1997 she received Best Media Coverage in the fight against AIDS/HIV.
Janet has served the community on numerous boards including Urban Ministries, The Board of Visitors of The University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences, AIDS Alabama, The American Red Cross and Goodwill Industries. She is a long-standing volunteer and supporter of The Komen Foundation's Race for the Cure, The Hoover School System's Finley Awards, and Oak Mountain Missions. She is an active leader of Asbury United Methodist Church. Janet and her husband Frank are among the founding families of the church along with their children, Allie and Jack.
Janet is also a songwriter performing original music throughout the Birmingham area. Her song “Alabama Breeze” is featured on a CD produced by the Alabama Department of Tourism.
2016 Silver Circle from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
2011 Accolade Award for the documentary “April’s Fury”
Associated Press Best Anchor in Alabama: 1994, 2001
Additional AP Awards include: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Extraordinary Coverage of a Planned Event
2004 Betsy Plank Distinguished Achievement Award
University of Alabama 1989 Outstanding Communication Studies Alumni Award
"Local Hero in the Fight Against Breast Cancer" by the Komen Foundation - 1999
Best Media Coverage in the fight against AIDS/HIV - 1997
University of Alabama - BA in Broadcast Communications and Speech Rhetoric
In June of 2008 Mika Wall's daughter, Layah, passed away. She was just 6 days old. They were given a tiny pink gown for her burial, which became a precious memory in the midst of heartbreak. Now Mika is working to do the same for other families facing such loss.
It's the busiest week for Norton's Florist as they prepare for Mother's Day. They will prepare more than 2,000 arrangements and will be handling about 40,000 stems. All of those arrangements carry a message of love but none is more special than the arrangement called "Debby's Delight".
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Pat Mikula is the co-founder of “Mothers Sisters and Daughters”; a prayer group that started in her home. Once a month they serve a lunch to senior citizens at Princeton Towers, paying for most of it out of their own pockets.
Stray dogs, neglected dogs, abused dogs. They all have a friend in Ruth Davis. Over the years, these “down on their luck” canines have somehow found their way to Ruth’s door and she never turns them away.
On MLK Day, many people will be doing volunteer work as a way of honoring civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. Joy Craddock will be leading the way for one community, as part of HandsOn Birmingham.
Dog groomer, Sharea Dugger, has been a blessing to Tallulah, the goldendoodle WBRC is volunteering to train through Service Dogs of Alabama. Sharea is providing free grooming to keep Lula looking her best.
The WE Cafe is a charming diner in West End where the food is delicious, healthy and made from scratch. The pay-as-you-can community restaurant was developed under the watchful eye of director Ama Shambulia.