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Chris joined WHNT News 19 in January 2016 as a Reporter/MMJ after working more than a year as a Producer and Assignment Editor at WTVF-TV, the CBS affiliate in Nashville, TN. While at “NewsChannel 5,” Chris was nominated for a Midsouth Regional Emmy for producing Winter Weather Team Coverage for the massive southern snow storm of 2015.

Chris began at the station 7 months before he graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Mass Communications. During his college years, Chris was highly involved with MT10 News, the student-run newsroom at MTSU, where he served as News Director, Reporter, and Anchor. One of his favorite stories in college was about the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, which featured an interview with Tennessee’s Lieutenant Governor, who made controversial comments about Muslims in America. Excerpts from Chris’s interview were featured in major newspapers, internet articles, and radio newscasts across Tennessee. He’s also a proud brother of Kappa Alpha Order, Delta Lambda Chapter and grew up in beautiful Clarksville, Tennessee.

When Chris isn’t “Taking Action, Getting Results” for the Huntsville community, you can usually find him enjoying the outdoors. Chris developed his love for nature from his family, who took him hunting, fishing, kayaking, and hiking since he was old enough to walk. Chris also loves rooting for the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, and his beloved alma mater – the MTSU Blue Raiders! As for local teams, he’ll definitely check out several Huntsville Havoc games, but if you’re waiting to hear if he’s an Auburn or Alabama fan – he says “no comment.”

If you have a news tip for Chris, feel free to reach out to him on social media, or email him at chris.davis@whnt.com. You can follow him on Twitter @chrisdavismmj or on Facebook.


Recent Articles
  • CinePlanet 15 finally opens after lawsuits and construction delays

    MADISON, Ala.  – The very first movie theater in the City of Madison officially cut the ribbon and opened up to the public Friday afternoon. This comes after the desire to watch films on the silver screen almost got mired up in the mud. The opening almost didn’t happen. At least 5 lawsuits were filed between the contractor and various subcontractors.  The magic of movies has brought theater owner, Ambarish Keshani, joy for longer than he can remember. “People can’t […]

  • Huntsville City Council votes to turn golf course into mixed use park

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Following a marathon session the Huntsville City Council has decided the fate of the Municipal golf course. In a vote just before 10 p.m. Thursday,  the council has decided to turn the Becky Peirce Memorial golf course into a multi-use park.   Council members Keith, Culver, Robinson and Russell all voted yea. Councilman Bill Kling abstained. The crowd erupted in cheers, after the vote was taken. UAH Cross Country Coach, David Cain, told WHNT News 19, “I’m […]

  • POLL: Proposed expansion at Von Braun Center

    Poll can be located at the bottom of this article. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The VBC proposed a major expansion project during Thursday night’s Huntsville City Council meeting.   The project would cost an estimated $42 million. Per the Von Braun Center’s website, highlights of the project include: -The addition of a new ballroom/multi-purpose space of 35,000 sq. ft. that will include an outdoor terrace. -Renovation of the existing North Hall. -The addition of 14,000 sq. ft. of breakout meeting space. […]

  • Mixed-use park that would replace the Municipal Golf Course to be voted on Thursday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After weeks of intense debate, the Huntsville City Council is slated to vote on the future of the Municipal Golf Course Thursday night.  The City of Huntsville has laid out two options for the property, but WHNT News 19 has learned, Choice 2 – the mixed use park option – is the only option that will be voted on Thursday night. At the last council work session, Councilman Mark Russell promised to write up both resolutions […]

  • GETTING RESULTS: Woman able to keep donated mobile home once thought in danger

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – When Katrina Miller lost her mobile home in the April 27th, 2011, tornadoes, a local church generously donated her a new home, but through a miscommunication they never registered the mobile home on behalf of the family. When the Morgan County Inspection Office noticed the home wasn’t registered with the state, they told the family they had only days to fix the problem, or face a fine. “I’ve had people praying, and I’ve thought, ‘Oh, I’m […]

  • City leaders are seeking input on the Downtown Huntsville Master Plan

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Last week, the City of Huntsville unveiled their master plan for the downtown area. Monday night, Councilman Bill Kling offered a chance for citizens to ask questions and learn more about the proposal. The plan would change everything from the Rocket City’s skyline, to sidewalks and parks. Urban Planning Director Dennis Madsen compares the plan to a road map of the future.  He says, downtown will never look just like the schematics, but as public and […]

  • GETTING RESULTS: World War II Veteran is donated a new roof

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – Two months ago, we brought you a story about World War II veteran, John Kuhn. In 2014, John had a heart attack and was in the hospital for several months. During that time, his home fell into disrepair to the point that he can’t live there anymore. Fast forward to Friday, when piece by piece the worn remains of John’s old roof came off on top of the house he’s called home for 50 years. […]

  • TAKING ACTION: Woman could lose donated home

    UPDATE: WHNT News 19 has gotten in contact with Pastor Anderson, who was in charge of Crosspoint Church of Decatur when the trailer was donated. We are working in conjunction with the Morgan County Tag and Title office to get this all resolved as soon as possible. MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A woman who lost everything in the April 2011 tornadoes could potentially lose her home again, and pay thousands over something that was given to her as a donation. […]

  • Two new “out of town restaurants” are expected to join the Merchant’s Square development

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Developers of the proposed Merchant Square retail development are expected to announce two new restaurants, that do not already have locations in the Huntsville area. RCP Companies says they will be ready to announce finalized deals with the restaurants, when they break ground on the development June 27, 2017. Other than crushed steel, brick and concrete, a sign that reads “Arora Technologies” is the last reminder, the old plastic plant once stood on the corner of Bob […]

  • Congressional Shooting: Local leaders look to bridge the partisan divide

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s a rare moment to see Republicans and Democrats supporting each other, on really anything these days. But in times of crisis, like Tuesday, many politicians shed partisan politics for patriotism. For the first time since 9/11, the Tennessee Republican and Democratic parties issued a joint statement condemning the shooting and asking everyone to keep the families affected in their prayers. That sense of unity can be found in the Yellowhammer state too. WHNT News 19 spoke […]

  • Alabama Legislative Black Caucus urges the courts to reject redistricting maps

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Where you vote, and even who you vote for, could change depending on an upcoming federal court ruling. Last month, the Alabama Legislature passed a law changing voting districts to comply with a federal court order. Now, the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus is contesting those new district maps. In January, the Alabama Legislature was mandated by a court order to redraw 12 districts in the state. The Judges ruled, these districts were unconstitutional, because they relied too […]

  • Survivor relives moments of Mt. Zion bus crash, remembers victim

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Family, friends, and loved ones gathered together today to celebrate the life of 17-year-old Sarah Harmening. She was laid to rest today at Mt. Zion Cemetery. As the Fulton County Police Department continues its investigation into the fatal bus crash that claimed her life, a survivor on board the bus at the time of the collision is now speaking out. Steven Underwood has been a member of Mt. Zion`s youth group for nearly 5 years. He was […]