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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 You can follow him on Twitter @chrisdavismmj or on Facebook.

Recent Articles
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  • President Trump expected to name new NASA Administrator Nominee

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Our news partners at report, Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstone will be President Donald Trump’s nominee for the role of NASA Administrator. So WHNT News 19 spoke to a local NASA expert about what that means for one of the leading employers in the Tennessee Valley. “It’s not unusual at all for this to take this period of time,” says Mark McDaniel. McDaniel served on the NASA Advisory Committee under two Presidents and two NASA Administrators. He […]

  • Street parking problems are decreasing near Huntsville High

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – When students returned to class two weeks ago, so did the chronic street parking problems at Huntsville High School. Residents that live nearby, have been complaining for months about blocked driveways, congested streets and wrecks near where they live. “They just keep coming flying up and down the street. They’re not considerate of the community,” said Grant Wright, back in February. Residents said it was like the “Wild West” out on Rhett Avenue and Poincianna Street – no […]

  • NASA Solar Astrophysicist shares helpful ‘Eclipse Tips’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Dr. Alphonse Sterling covers solar eclipses, much like our WHNT News 19 sports team covers the Crimson Tide – early and often. “My first attempt did not go very well,” joked Sterling. He’s learned a thing or two since this ‘rookie’ eclipse experience, ten years ago in Ghana. “It’s a very nerve-wracking situation, a very short amount of time,” he said. That’s Dr. Sterling’s biggest piece of advice, this is not the time to learn a new […]

  • Randolph football prepares for heat exhaustion emergencies

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  • A trip back in time: rare Space City USA entrance sign found by local collector

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  • Monaco Theatre customers “left in the dark” in the moments after Saturday’s shooting

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  • Hardware store helps Decatur Police protect officers from carbon monoxide poisoning

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  • Huntsville’s Jay Town confirmed as U.S. Attorney for Alabama’s Northern District

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  • New year, same parking problems for Huntsville High

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  • Entire neighborhood skipped by Huntsville school buses because of a dangerous road

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  • Huntsville superintendent introduces teacher mentorship program

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