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

She moved to Montgomery to join the Alabama News Network team in 2016, after graduating from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Jalea is an award-winning reporter that covers a wide range of topics from Alabama politics and local education to severe weather and plenty of breaking news in between.

When Jalea is not on air, she loves trying new foods, traveling to new places both near and far, and shopping for items both old and new.

If you have a story idea (or restaurant, or thrift/antique store you think she should check out) please reach out via email

You can also connect with Jalea on social media!
Facebook: Jalea Brooks – Alabama News Network
Twitter: @JaleaBrooks








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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