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

  Recovery efforts begin in Ohatchee following deadly tornado

  State health leaders suggest caution with new guidelines for fully vaccinated people

More people may soon be eligible to get COVID vaccine

  Alabama health leaders support new CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated folks

Alabama Hospital Association urging Gov. Ivey to extend mask order

ADPH: Despite more vaccines and vaccinations, don’t give up your masks

  COVID-19 vaccines shipping directly to pharmacies

  ADPH addresses COVID-19 vaccine frustrations and delays

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin Talks COVID 19

  ADPH disputes CDC vaccine ranking

  Alabama leaders watching for possible armed protests in Montgomery this weekend

COVID-19 surge two weeks after Christmas

Alabama lawmakers believe words could have been less combative

  COVID-19 vaccine trial at UAB only requires one shot

  UAB doctor warns Alabama ‘is not in a good place’

  COVID-19 vaccine arrives at UAB Hospital

  ‘A tidal wave of sick patients’: UAB treating record number of COVID-19 patients

  White House Coronavirus Task Force Report Raises Concerns about Alabama

UAB hits record number of COVID-19 patients, more expected

How much CARES Act money has Alabama spent?

  UAB concerned about increasing COVID-19 numbers

Constitutional amendments on the ballot in Alabama explained

  Alabama health leaders believe Alabama could see new surge in COVID-19 cases

  Additional unemployment funds available with job training

  Concerns over false positive test for coach Nick Saban

  Handwashing study says SARS-CoV-2 can stay on skin up to 9 hours

  Alabama health leaders continue push for everyone to get a flu shot

  ADPH: Alabama COVID numbers improving, but ‘still not where we’d like to be’

UPDATE: Alabama ABC Board ends 11 p.m. alcohol sales cutoff

ABC Board plans to end the 11 p.m. alcohol restrictions