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 City Council OKs tax increase to hike police, fire pay

The tax is expected to generate $9 million for the city.

Alabama's Confederate monuments may no longer be protected

Alabama's Confederate monuments may no longer be protected since a judge ruled the state law banning cities from removing them violates the free speech of those cities.

Florence City Council to possibly vote on sales tax increase

The Florence City Council voted Tuesday night to approve a one-cent sales tax increase.

Caught on camera: people running stopped school buses in Florence

Families and the city of Florence say people speeding by stopped school buses needs to stop.

Three Tuscumbia businesses burglarized in one week

Police ask that anyone who could have seen suspicious activity around these businesses come forward.

Study shows Florence firefighters and police officers aren't paid enough

It would cost $1.4 million to get police officers' and firefighters' pay rates competitive with other cities, according to a study.

Florence Police arrest state trooper for domestic violence

Vernon is charged two misdemeanor counts of third degree domestic violence.

Colbert County Sheriff wants to team up with cities to build a metro jail

The sheriff wants the cities of Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and Muscle Shoals to all go in together to build a metro jail.

Sheffield students make it to the next round in national STEM competition

The next part of the competition is submitting a video showing how the students developed their project and put it into action.

Burglars take off with tools and snacks in Tuscumbia

Police believe Walker Lumbar was burglarized Sunday afternoon.

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