Jalea Brooks

Alabama News Rising Anchor/Reporter

Jalea Brooks co-anchors Alabama News Rising, weekday mornings from 5-7 a.m. on CBS 8 and ABC 32, with Andrew James.

Jalea joined the Alabama News Network family as a reporter in November 2016. Before coming to Montgomery, she interned at WSB-TV in Atlanta.

Jalea graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism and minors in Speech and Theatre. While at Georgia State, Jalea was a part of the university’s newscast and sportscast. She was also a cheerleader for GSU.

Jalea is always looking for different things to do across Alabama.  She says that she loves being in the TV news business not only because of the stories she gets to tell, but because she gets to go to new places and meet new people almost every day.
Outside of work, Jalea loves spending time with family, eating good food and of course, shopping. She likes to frequent thrift stores to find vintage items and is always searching for a new DIY project.

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Virginia College Students Seek Answers After Sudden Closing

Virginia College students in Montgomery say they are frustrated and confused because they’ve been told conflicting information about the next steps in continuing their education, and what will be done with the money they’ve already paid in tuition. Wednesday, the…