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

DeKalb County neighbors on edge after rash of home break-ins

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office deputies said two men who have been robbing homes in Dawson drive an older white Chevrolet Tahoe.

DeKalb County schools assembles band members from across district to perform at Bicentennial Parade

135 students from across DeKalb county schools will head to Montgomery soon to perform at Alabama's bicentennial parade!

Plainview School in DeKalb County opens free pantry to help students

Right now, more than half of the students at Plainview School qualify for free or reduced lunch, but when those kids go home from school, they could be left hungry.

Fire destroys DeKalb County bed and breakfast

The building that housed Weathers Place B&B was built around 1850.

Huntsville businesses gear up for Small Business Saturday

As the crowds head back home from Black Friday shopping, local businesses are gearing up for small business Saturday.

Guntersville church donates Thanksgiving dinner to Marshall Co. jail inmates

The almost 200 inmates at the Marshall county jail are enjoying their own thanksgiving meal thanks to a local church.

Thanksgiving presents different challenges for firefighters

Across the country, first responders are spending the day at work to make sure families get to enjoy their thanksgiving safely together. We checked in with the Albertville Fire Department to see what challenges Thanksgiving brings to their table.

Jackson County deputies investigating reports of fake police officer stopping drivers

Real officers are investigating after a fake police officer pulled over someone on Highway 72 in paint rock.

Congested travel expected in North Alabama Thanksgiving weekend

AAA predicts more than 55 million people are going to hit the roads this Thanksgiving holiday. That's almost 2 million more than last year.

Guntersville City Schools hearing from architecture firms about potential new high school

The Guntersville city school district is hearing from architecture firms to find a builder for a new high school.


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