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Breken Terry

Breken decided that she wanted to be a journalist when she was about 10 years old. She grew up in Trinity, Alabama right down the road from the Shoals. Breken watched the news growing up and became fascinated with people’s stories.

She attended the University of North Alabama and interned with WAAY 31 from 2011-2012. After she graduated college, WAAY 31 offered Breken a job as a weekend reporter. She worked in Huntsville for about a year before becoming the Shoals Bureau reporter. The move was easy. She loves Huntsville but her heart is in the Shoals. Breken is so proud to serve the people in the Shoals.

Breken believes God called her into this business. She has always had a gift for making friends and she carries that over into her work. She knows she can make a difference and strives to do that every day. For Breken, working at WAAY 31 isn't about being on TV, it's about connecting with people, sharing their stories, and being a part of this great community. She is a hometown girl, living her dream of helping people right where she grew up. Breken also loves her amazing WAAY 31 family!

Recent Posts by Breken Terry

Colbert County attorney explains why he asked not to represent suspected shooter

He said it was necessary, for multiple reasons.

Wiske, K-9 partner to fallen Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner, retires to life with his family

Sheffield Police Chief Ricky Terry said Wiske could have served longer in the force, but letting her go with his family was "the right thing to do."

Helen Keller Hospital sees fewer Covid-19 patients but the virus still a danger

Hospital officials said they are no longer overflowing with Covid patients but they are still preparing for a possible spike.

Colbert County puppy allegedly kicked, stomped to death over argument

The puppy did not survive its injuries.

Shoals musicians performing Tuesday to honor fallen Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner, his family

Cash donations will be collected to help Sgt. Nick Risner's family with any future costs.

Shoals community puts up memorials for fallen officer

There are several memorials around the Shoals for Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner.

Shoals lawmaker says he's seeing what laws can be changed in honor of slain officer

Sgt. Risner will be laid to rest Friday.

Suspect in Sgt. Nick Risner, William Mealback deaths facing 10 charges

Martin was booked into the Colbert County Jail on Wednesday.

AG says Alabama has very liberal good-time-served law

Brian Martin got six years and 10 months knocked off his sentence.

Sheffield Chief: ‘I've got to bury one of my officers this week because the system has failed us’

He’s demanding change to the "good time" law.

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