Sierra Phillips

Sierra Phillips is a reporter for WAAY.

Title: Reporter

I decided I wanted to be a reporter early on in my high school career. After shadowing an investigative reporter at a local station in Nashville I was hooked on news and how it could make an impact on people's lives.

I'm originally from Nashville, Tennessee and studied Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Penn State. I love Penn State so much my dog is named Penny. "We are!" During college I had local news internships with FOX17 Nashville and NBC Washington. I also was a producer/reporter/anchor for the Penn State newscast Centre County Report.

I am so excited to tell the stories of people here in the Huntsville area and learn from my colleagues here at WAAY31!

Recent Posts by Sierra Phillips

Locals, officials prepare for heavy rain

A deluge of rain soaking the Tennessee Valley as Alabama's Severe Weather Preparedness Week begins Sunday.

Marshall County has plans to build county-run animal shelter

The much-needed facility will be on Highway 205, between Albertville and Boaz.

Flu activity up in Alabama for the fourth week in a row

Fifteen people, including one child, have died in Alabama this flu season.

Residents say speeding is out of control at Browns Valley Road in Guntersville

One person said she had to help her neighbor bury a dog that was hit just last week.

Guntersville City Council set to decide on possible sales tax hike

Guntersville residents could be in for a sales tax increase.

Marshall County Commission shows support for hike in state gas tax

The state gas tax is currently 18 cents per gallon, a number that has not changed since 1992.

Equipment upgrades approved for the Marshall Co. Sheriff's Office

Right now, eight of the sheriff's office's cars don't have the equipment to signify they are emergency vehicles.

Albertville church still holds service despite Thursday night fire

Fire is no match for faith. Sunday, a congregation got together for their worship. That's despite a fire burning through their church building Thursday night.

Proposed bill would make it a misdemeanor to fake a service animal in Alabama

A new bill proposed in the Alabama Senate would make it a misdemeanor for people to pretend to have a service animal.

Uncle Maddio's Pizza closing after decreased business during Cecil Ashburn Drive closure

Uncle Maddio's Pizza in Jones Valley is closing its doors. A representative said the Cecil Ashburn Drive closure is partially responsible for this.

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