Breken Terry

Breken Terry is the Shoals Bureau reporter for WAAY.

Title: Reporter

I decided I wanted to be a journalist when I was about 10 years old. I grew up in Trinity, Alabama right down the road from the Shoals. I watched the news growing up and became fascinated with people’s stories.

I attended the University of North Alabama and interned with WAAY 31 from 2011-2012. After I graduated college WAAY 31 offered me a job as a weekend reporter. I worked in Huntsville for about a year before becoming the Shoals Bureau reporter. The move was easy. I love Huntsville but my heart is in the Shoals. I am so proud to serve the people in the Shoals.

I believe God called me into this business. I've always had a gift for making friends and I carry that over into my work. I know I can make a difference and I strive to do that every day. For me working at WAAY 31 isn't about being on TV, it's about connecting with people, sharing their stories, and being a part of this great community. I am a hometown girl, living my dream of helping people right where I grew up. I also love my amazing WAAY 31 family!

Recent Posts by Breken Terry

Russellville school opens to some students after fire

First graders will join second grade students at West Elementary School on Friday.

Moldy meat at Florence grocery store attracts health department inspections

WAAY 31 went to the health department to learn information about even more complaints filed in the last 24 hours.

Florence warming center needs more churches and supplies to help in cold months

Room in the Inn Shoals said the cold snap has brought more people out who need shelter.

Colbert County man on life support after argument over Alabama LSU game

The argument over the game lead to a shooting.

Russellville elementary school fire causes at least $300,000 in damage

The fire started in the computer lab.

Shoals veterans walk to raise awareness on veteran suicide rates

The group of Veterans said some 22 veterans take their own lives a day.

Lauderdale County awarded almost $15 million grant to expand Highway 72

The news about the grant came out Thursday. It's unclear when expansion could start.

City terminates contract with local non-profit that helps the homeless

The city also said it is not asking for the money back from the non-profit.

WAAY 31 I-TEAM: Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles discusses parole hearings starting back

The WAAY 31 I-TEAM learned there are 627 parole hearings that were postponed since September.

Colbert County residents fed up with train blockages

Sometimes, residents will be stranded for 45 minutes to two hours.

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