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

  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

  UAB infectious diseases doctor supports safe Halloween, even trick-or-treating

COVID-19 survivor still struggles with disease, but thankful

  'Y’all, it’s really bad’: Gov. Ivey tours and pledges support for Gulf Coast

  Head of the U.S. coronavirus response effort at the University of Alabama

  Concerns over Labor Day holiday and COVID-19

  A student jumps from his dorm room during a fire at Miles College

  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