Neal Posey

Neal Posey


Tuscaloosa, Ala.

As varied as news coverage can be for any journalist, it's very special for Neal to have arrived at a place where news and sports converge for some very pivotal and monumental moments.

Neal Posey joined WBRC FOX6 News on July 10, 2006 as a Photojournalist in the Tuscaloosa newsroom. It was before Mike Shula's final football season at the Capstone. Neal covered the difficult season and eventual firing of the head coach.

Later, it would lead to perhaps the biggest hire next to legendary Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in UA history as Nick Saban was named the new head coach. Posey has helped cover the remarkable dynasty of three national championships and counting. Daily practices, coaches news conferences and home football games are all his responsibility.

After football season, it's time for Bama basketball, gymnastics - another dynasty, baseball and softball. If you've watched highlights of any of these sporting events, chances are Neal has captured it.

By now, it would appear to be just a sports position; however Neal also covers news and was promoted to Videojournalist in 2009.

The 2001 Troy University graduate with a degree in broadcast journalism developed his news chops at Montgomery's WAKA CBS 8, Dothan's ABC 18 and statewide Alabama Public Television in Montgomery where he was plucked away to WBRC during coverage of Siegelman and Scrushy trial.

Responsibilities now include civic and county coverage of Tuscaloosa and west Alabama. When not consumed with football and other sports at this little sports mecca, Neal's news feature packages can be seen on FOX6's nightly newscasts. Most memorable news events were helping video the conviction of former Mayor Larry Langford and the live team coverage which he's credited with an Associated Press Award. And, he will never forget literally surviving the April 27th tornado after taking a direct hit at the Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency office. Fred Hunter and Neal hunkered down under a stairwell as the roof was lifted completely off the facility. The following wall-to-wall coverage of the city picking up the pieces will forever link Neal to the city.

A unique place offering opportunity to make a career covering sports, news and weather, Neal is proud to call Tuscaloosa home. In fact, he even asked Tuscaloosa native Lauren Wheat to be his wife with the help of Big Al and Bama cheerleaders on Tide and Tigers Today - a live statewide sports show anchored by WBRC's own Rick Karle. His lovely wife Lauren said, "Of course!" and they were married at Northridge Baptist Church in nearby Northport on July 26, 2014.

Now that Neal is off the market, he is looking forward to covering more news and sports in Tuscaloosa and believes he has the best position at the station. Okay, second only to Fred Hunter and his Absolutely Alabama beat.

Recent Articles by Neal

Eight graduate from UA CrossingPoints program

Parent appreciation picnic for Taylorville Primary School

UA & UWA begin study on microgreens with USDA grant

“Say Their Name” Museum opens at University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa bicentennial kicks off with quilt display

  UA and AARP helping aging veterans

  Fire official discusses Christmas tree fire safety

  App study to help dementia caregivers and loved ones

  UA hosting children’s book sale

UA looking for actors for Autism Theatre Program

  UA unveils new business school building

Tuscaloosa funeral home hosts responders cookout

University of Alabama hosts Get on Board Day

UA instructor warns against low-carb diet for long-term

Tuscaloosa boy battling cancer wins surprise Disney trip

Future is bright and refreshing in Tuscaloosa

UA Play about segregation hopes to be a slam dunk off-Broadway

Tuscaloosa PD talk to citizens about starting a neighborhood watch

Shelton State announces new Dean of Workforce and Economic Development

  Tuscaloosa West End Plan

Buhl Elementary students enjoy new all-purpose field

Monkey Joe's in Tuscaloosa to close

Tuscaloosa city council says no to liquor store near school

  Tuscaloosa Incident Command Center brings new technology, data together

Bama Astrobotics competes for 4th straight title

Train car derails in Tuscaloosa

Northport councilor resigns

Gov. Ivey recognizes 104-year-old Tuscaloosa woman

Tuscaloosa student uses Disney grant to help others

Shelton State collecting donations for hurricane relief efforts