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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

Crews make progress on Albertville's $60 million sports complex and amphitheater

Crews broke ground in January.

City of Guntersville in legal battle over renovation project at City Harbor

A Guntersville man says they don’t have the right to lease the eight acres of public land.

Hundreds in Huntsville step up for Not One More Alabama's 'End Heroin' walk

Organizers say the goal of the walk is to remember loved one's lost to addiction, celebrate people in recovery and raise awareness of the opiod epidemic.

DeKalb Co. and Fort Payne City schools now have their own K-9 officer

River the K-9 is a 2 year old police dog on a mission to keep DeKalb County and Fort Payne City schools drug free. For the first time, both school districts now have their very own K-9 officer.

New Ft. Payne public works building around the corner after February fire destroyed the previous one

The city of Fort Payne is gearing up to rebuild its public works building. A fire destroyed it earlier this year and forced employees to temporarily find someplace else to work.

Jackson County roads being looked at for repair

Millions of dollars in repairs are on the way for a Jackson County road closed due to flood damage. Damage has gotten worse since February when heavy rains washed away parts of the road.

Scottsboro high school vandalized after back to school tradition

Scottsboro High School students are worried a back to school tradition will be cancelled next year. This comes after this years event ended in a police investigation.

North Alabama teacher on probation after pleading guilty to spying on teens

According to court documents, Warren Kelley, who is a teacher and coach at Susan Moore High School, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of criminal surveillance.

NASA administrators making stop at Arab High School to talk to future engineers

WAAY 31 got a glimpse at what NASA is set to see this Friday.

Madison County school district taking extra precautions for outdoor sports during high heat

As we keep an eye on dangerously high temperatures in the Tennessee Valley, so is the Madison County school district.

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