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

Pisgah coach talks concussions after study shows they’re on the rise in football

Data shows football is one of the highest concussion-prone sports.

Madison County School Board interviews finalists for superintendent position

The list is now narrowed to three candidates.

Community comes together to help family of Cullman County children found dead

While deputies investigate, school officials tell WAAY 31 the community is coming together to help family members and the siblings left behind.

Drought fuels another fire in Jackson County

Forestry officials say conditions are fueling fires.

Safety upgrades are on the way to DeKalb County Schools

The district just announced a deal with Schneider Electric that will include major upgrades for next semester.

Community reacts after former Marshall County fire chief accused of stealing funds

A former chief was charged with theft of property and illegal possession and use of a credit or debit card.

North Alabama will need significant rain to beat the drought

The Alabama Forestry Commission's Jackson County office has assisted in 11 brush fires this month.

One cent sales tax increase could be on the way in Jackson County

The Alabama Legislature will have to approve adding the sales tax increase to the ballot.

Friends remember Sparkman High School senior killed in weekend wreck

Lauren Wallace died early Sunday morning after the car she was riding in hit a culvert on Highway 72 near Huntsville.

Crews respond to six deadly wrecks in North Alabama over the weekend

WAAY 31 learned how first responders work to cope with the tragedies they see everyday.

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