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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

People still wait for Ditto Landing to open back up

There's no exact date on when the clean up at Ditto Landing will begin, but people are already starting to pick up trash.

People purchasing extra food in preparation for snow on Tuesday

Grocery store shelves are getting bare as people stock up on essentials for Tuesday.

People in Huntsville spend the weekend prepping for Tuesday's possible snow

Many people want to make sure their pipes and sprinklers don't freeze

Locals concerned about tax returns if IRS employees aren't showing up to work

The IRS offices in Huntsville and Florence are closed and will re-open once the shutdown ends.

Local transgender woman responds to transgender military ban

As of Tuesday, President Donald Trump's transgender military ban will go into effect.

Huntsville tenants relying on federal funding concerned during government shutdown

Some local tenants worry that if the shutdown lasts any longer, they could be in trouble.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Huntsville commemorates Dr. King's legacy

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is known for its 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was led by Dr. King. This happened after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man.

Cold weather draining car batteries this winter

AAA said cold weather impacts a car's battery and tires.

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

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