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

  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

Possible economic impacts of new abortion law

Measles haven’t been much of a threat in Alabama, so far

  Amazon robotic fulfillment center bringing 1,500 jobs to Bessemer

Improving school bus safety with new technologies

Jefferson County Sheriff ends misdemeanor marijuana arrests with new ticket policy

Several gaming halls raided Tuesday in Jefferson County

  Animal cruelty act gaining steam in Congress

  Could sports betting & marijuana be good funding sources for Alabama?

New federal law for hospitals goes into effect Jan. 1

  3 possible cases of polio-like illness in Alabama

Alabamians not seeing much relief at the gas pump