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Brittany Collins

Brittany Collins is a reporter for WAAY.

Title: Reporter

In Elementary school, I was chosen to be the morning anchor for the student newscast. That's when I learned how much I loved talking to people. As I got older, I became fascinated with how news reporters used creative skills to tell a story.

I'm originally from St. Petersburg, FL. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL with a B.S. Degree in Broadcast Journalism. During college, I interned at CBS News in New York City, working in student media and earning an SEJC award for "Best TV Hard News Reporter" an SPJ Mark of Excellence award for "Non-Fiction Magazine Article" and several other awards. I'm a member of the national Association of Black Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists.

In 2015, I moved to Georgia to work as a reporter/multimedia journalist for WGXA-TV in Macon, Ga. I was there until 2017 when I moved to Huntsville to work at WAAY.

I'm super excited to tell stories in Huntsville, Alabama. The beautiful scenic views, the mountains and the awesome people are what attracted me to the city.

Recent Posts by Brittany Collins

Family remembers Huntsville teenager who was murdered last year

Brandon Thornton was murdered in January 2018, but friends and family still cant believe he's gone.

Senator Doug Jones visits Huntsville to speak on government shutdown

Doug Jones also met with furloughed workers

Huntsville organizations helping those outside stay warm during cold weather

One church is welcoming the homeless inside their warming shelter. Another organization is providing straw for outside dogs.

Huntsville church opening building as a warming center

Church members are asking the public to donate items for the homeless

Local agencies respond to fallen Birmingham police officer

7 police officers have been killed in the line of duty so far this year.

Madison City Public Works crews make preparations for possible snow and ice

With the chance of snow this weekend, crews are warning drivers to stay off the roads, if possible.

House fire on Chadwell Road has neighbors concerned

This house fire makes it the third one on the same road since January 1st.

Local athletic director react to punishment of star basketball player

Local politicians in Limestone County have also reached out to Maori Davenport

Redstone federal credit union offering loans for federal employees

The first loan payment is delayed for 60 days. Members will then have 12 months to pay the loan back.

Family mourns the loss of I-565 shooting victim, Martez Haynes

Family members say Haynes was a strong person who kept the family together during hard times.

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