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

  ‘I was terrified’: Riverchase Galleria employee believes more could be done for safety after fatal shooting

  Major concerns in keeping voters safe from COVID-19

  Problems with unemployment claims continue

  Beware of crooks trying to get unemployment checks

FBI: Video evidence shows noose found in garage of Bubba Wallace had been there since Oct. 2019

Health professionals respond to spike in COVID-19 cases

  Teachers are looking for a plan on returning to the classroom

  Sons speak at funeral for Moody Lt. Stephen Williams

  Health experts say a second wave of coronavirus is probable later this year

  Doctors: More testing needed on drugs touted as coronavirus treatment

Tips from UAB on getting kids to wear a face mask

  Meat shortage possible amidst COVID-19 pandemic

  Warnings about Stimulus Checks and other Coronavirus Fraud Attemps

  Coronavirus impacting gas prices

  How concerned should we be in Alabama about the coronavirus?

  You can now file your 2019 taxes

  B’ham Police: Surveillance video in Paighton Houston case does not show 2 men she reportedly left with

  Search continues for missing Trussville woman

  Protecting yourself during the Christmas shopping season

  ’If you have my daughter, she is loved.’: Aniah’s father pleads for her safe return

  Fire danger advisory in effect in Alabama

  State asking for doctors to report vaping related illnesses

  School leaders on seat belts and safety on Alabama school buses

  Gas tax increase begins Labor Day weekend

Consumer group warning people about secret shopper scam

  ALEA will be adding more troopers to the road

Settlement reached in Equifax data breach

'This summer is extremely bad’: Blood supplies dangerously low

  Robocalls targeting senior citizens have surpassed IRS scam calls

UA system tuition freeze expected for 2019-20 school year