Allen Stroud

Allen Stroud


Allen Stroud joined WAFF 48 News in 2013. His interest in news began as a child, in his hometown of Madison, as he enjoyed watching local morning news shows before school. “It is a privilege to work with so many people I’ve looked up to and respected for so many years. The viewers of the Tennessee Valley are loyal, kind, and so giving.”

Over the years, Allen has worn many hats at WAFF, starting as an account executive for our sales department. In 2015, he moved to the news department, where he interned as a producer, then took the role of photojournalist, and later reporter. In 2017, Allen helped expand our Sand Mountain Bureau team to two reporters.

“From day one, the people of Marshall, DeKalb, and Jackson county immediately welcomed me into their homes and their communities. Sand Mountain has a very special place in my heart.”

Allen is an award-winning journalist who enjoys covering stories that impact north Alabama, industry, education, politics, and Huntsville’s role in major achievements to space exploration. Additionally, he likes to follow up on big stories we’ve brought you over the years.

Allen takes pride in helping people more than anything. That’s why he says severe-weather coverage is so important to him, working with our team of meteorologists to bring you life-saving information and providing critical updates in times of tragedy to get people the help they need. “I’ve been on the other side of the screen, worried about family and friends. It’s very rewarding to be able to provide a calm during the storm.”

Allen graduated from Auburn University with B.S. in Business Administration.

Outside of work, Allen enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, anything related to history, enjoying the outdoors, reading, and sampling every single BBQ spot across north Alabama.

And of course, a lifelong Auburn fan, he enjoys cheering on his Auburn Tigers. War Eagle!

Allen is also a country music fanatic. Interviews with two well-known Tennessee Valley country music super groups, Alabama and Shenandoah, are two of the biggest highlights of his career.

Recent Articles by Allen

  Huntsville residents concerned over heavy rain

  Huntsville Area Association of Realtors forecasts healthy outlook for real estate in 2019

  North Huntsville Community United for Action aims to help people living in north Huntsville

  U.S. Space & Rocket Center hosting world premiere of Apollo exhibit this weekend

  Wife speaks out about losing husband in tragic accident, thanks community for support

  Not Alone Conference aims to break the stigma of mental health

  Huntsville veteran’s Twitter feud with actor Patton Oswalt leads to medical bill surprise

  Madison County law enforcement to serve as honor guard at Mobile police officer’s funeral

  Decatur passes e-cigarette ban

  Huntsville immigrant, furloughed by government shutdown, supports border wall

  Decatur woman trying to rent home conned out of security deposit

  A New Leash on Life needs pet food donations for growing animal population

  Claborn Manufacturing expanding, bringing new jobs to Tanner

Huntsville had fewer December DUIs than last year

  2nd graders collect nearly 400 cans during Christmas food drive

  Laughlin Funeral Home celebrates 150 years by donating over $50K to local nonprofits

  Porch pirate numbers are down around Huntsville, but more widespread

  Huntsville kicking off yearlong celebration of state’s bicentennial

  Madison City Schools receives $100,000 donation for school safety, security

  Huntsville Islamic Center hosting blood drive to help 2-year-old Florida girl with cancer

  Discovery at HudsonAlpha sheds light on cause of infant seizures

  Decatur shoe repairman receives Christmas surprise after thieves stole his equipment

  Velcro Pygmies concert is back on in Marshall County

  ID still sought for remains from 23-year-old cold case in Madison County

  Christmas decorations stolen, car burglarized in south Huntsville neighborhood

  Shopping for toys this holiday season? Reports show early December is the best time to buy

  Huntsville police address security at local malls, shopping centers after shooting at Riverchase Galleria

  Family planning for future care of Monrovia murder-suicide victim’s handicapped son

  Person stabbed outside Captain D’s in north Huntsville

  Alleged police impersonator pulls over Huntsville woman