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

People in Jackson Co. work to pick up storm damage

Many people in Jackson County woke up to a mess this morning.

Alabama's new chemical castration law, constitutional questions

A woman is in Jackson County jail on charges of sexual abuse of a child under the age of twelve. A grand jury indicted Connie Summerford and she was booked into the jail late last night. Police aren't releasing details of her case, but it got us thinking about a new law in Alabama.

DeKalb Co. to Jackson Co. police chase ends in corn field, injures 2 officers

Two police officers are now out of the hospital after being injured during a multi-county chase. Police say it started in Powell in DeKalb County and ended in Hollywood in Jackson County when the suspect's car crashed into a patrol car.

Police investigating several car break-ins at Indian Creek Greenway in Madison

Police are investigating several car break-ins at a park in Madison. Huntsville police are looking for thieves who smashed windows and took purses from cars at Indian Creek Greenway. People who frequent the park told WAAY31 car break-ins have become all too common there.

Limestone County farmers hoping for rain

The rain is a good thing for north alabama farmers who are battling abnormally dry conditions this summer.

Boaz mayor going door-to-door to survey community's drainage problems

People WAAY 31 talked with on Wednesday say they're hopeful changes are on the way.

Massive repaving project underway in Boaz thanks to sales tax increase

A massive repaving project is underway in Boaz. It's being paid for by last year's one-cent sales tax increase.

Rescue crews save 4 kayakers from Flint River

Four kayakers couldn't make it back to shore on their own Saturday night. They were rescued and are okay.

'That's why I was sent there:’ Man who found body of missing Wheeler Lake boater hopes family has closure

We're still waiting to learn what led up to the boater's death.

Marshall County sheriff cleaning up the jail, his staff

The Marshall County Jail is getting more money for renovations. That's on top of almost $1 million in improvements that are already underway. The commission just approved $180,000 for a new roof.

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