Janet Hall

Janet Hall

Anchor

Birmingham, Ala.

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.

Awards:

  • 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

Education:

  • University of Alabama - BA in Broadcast Communications and Speech Rhetoric

Recent Articles by Janet

  Tallulah and Khari: Best friends amid pandemic

  Coronavirus Reset: Six feet apart and recognizing the symptoms

Rosetta Jackson ‘Doing Good’ at the bus stop

  ’Doing Good’ officer stars in movie premiere

WBRC TV News pioneer dies

  Pastor Gary Furr “Doing Good” with an app for Good Samaritans

  ‘Doing Good’ is good for you!

  Birmingham TV pioneer Keith Williams passes away

  Yates Constructors and Engineers ‘Doing Good’

  Liz McGuire is ‘Doing Good’ at Oak Mountain Mission

  WBRC Presents A Red Mountain Christmas

  Super Volunteer Martha Hester is ‘Doing Good’ at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

  Elizabeth Macklem ‘Doing Good’ at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center NICU

Khari and Tallulah take on Halloween

  McDonald’s USA ‘Doing Good’

  Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held on Saturday

  Officer Lane Harper ‘Doing Good’ in Birmingham’s East Precinct

  Jeannine Bailey ‘Doing Good’ for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

  Lacing up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

  Rev. Eddie Perry ‘Doing Good’ for the homeless

  Doing Good: Adopt A Golden

  Doing Good: Eastern Tree Service

  Doing Good: My Sister’s Closet

  Billy Ivey ‘Doing Good’ with Napkinisms

  Teens “Doing Good” at Linn Park

  Tallulah is ‘on the job’ in Gardendale

  Joyful Stitchers “Doing Good”

  Red Cross Volunteer Donald Childress “Doing Good”

  Alabama Woodworkers Guild “Doing Good”

  Frank Tucci “Doing Good” at The Red Barn