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

  Difficult, emotional time: Prayer vigil for 8-year-old Royta Giles

Birmingham City Council votes to extend face covering ordinance

UPDATE: Birmingham mayor will allow face covering ordinance to expire

University of Montevallo supplying 3D printed face masks to hospital

  How concerned should we be in Alabama about the coronavirus?

One of the new I-59/20 bridges will open Friday night

  Friends and family remember Wytasha Carter

‘Filth, smell, insects.’ Dozens travel to Montgomery to stop poop trains

  Students in Cullman mourn loss of 10-year-old killed in plane crash

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

Search continues for missing Trussville woman

Mountain Brook suspect homicide is result of domestic dispute

Sixth person arrested in shooting death of Ramsay HS senior

Community grieving after search for Aniah may be over

5 arrested in shooting death of Ramsay HS senior

  Tips still coming in as search group suspends efforts to find Aniah Blanchard

  Birmingham Vigil for Aniah Blanchard and investigation update

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

  Volunteer chaplains helping Birmingham police officers deal with the loss of Cupcake

Traffic tips for Magic City Classic fans

Police don’t recommend chasing after suspects

Alabama law enforcement agencies preparing for mass shooters

UA system tuition freeze expected for 2019-20 school year

Possible economic impacts of new abortion law

Alabama housing hundreds of unaccompanied immigrant minors

‘Big Ticket’ plan on hold in Jefferson Co.

CVS installs time delayed safes to fight opioid robberies

Jefferson County Sheriff ends misdemeanor marijuana arrests with new ticket policy

Several gaming halls raided Tuesday in Jefferson County

Dangerous driving caught on video in Clay