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

Florence police handle one threat at a time from a stand off to coronavirus

Police said they tried negotiating with the suspect but he started firing at them.

Suspect shot and killed in Florence police standoff

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating.

Small businesses can apply for Paycheck Protection Program starting Friday

Businesses will have 8 weeks to spend the money.

Department of Human Resources tries to seal civil cases in Florence child abuse case

DHR filed the motion to seal all of the cases on March 27.

Treasury Department plans new website to help you get coronavirus stimulus money faster

If you have filed any taxes since 2018 the money will be directly deposited into your account.

Tuscumbia teachers surprise students with procession during coronavirus shutdown

Teachers and students shared the sweet moments on Thursday.

Florence business starts producing masks to help stop coronavirus

On Point Manufacturing changed to producing masks in a matter of days.

WAAY 31 I-Team: Alabama's old triage guideline on who lives and dies sparks outrage, complaints

ADPH said the 2010 guideline is not the one they go by anymore. They updated the latest guidelines in February 2020.

Shoals family shares agony of losing loved one to coronavirus

The Trousdale family told WAAY 31 they can't mourn like a family normally would because of the virus.

Lt. Gov. says he's catching heat after criticizing Alabama’s handling of coronavirus crisis

Ainsworth sent Governor Ivey's coronavirus task force a letter where he spoke on the urgency of getting a plan in place.

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