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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
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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Longtime UAH professor Joseph Leahy died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 58 years old. Leahy was one of the faculty members inside the room where Amy Bishop Anderson opened fire, killing three people. Remarkably, despite being shot in the head, Leahy was one of three who made it out alive. While his name will always be connected to what happened on February 12, 2010, he will be forever remembered for the impact he had on […]

  • Roy Moore avoids reporters, talks about faith and politics in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Republican Senate Nominee Roy Moore was the keynote speaker Thursday night at the Madison County Liberty Gala. It was his first major public appearance since several news stories broke this week involving his personal and campaign finances. Most notably, the Washington Post ran a story about him taking more than a million dollars in undisclosed money from a charity, later run by Moore’s wife. Moore was scheduled to speak to reporters after the speech, but we […]

  • Ice War: Local League cries foul over scheduling at Huntsville Iceplex

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Like most sports, in every hockey game, there’s a winner and a loser. A local hockey league feels like it’s on the losing side of a battle with a city-affiliated ice rink. “I’m really frustrated by it,” said Troy Skinner, a longtime player out at the Huntsville Iceplex. Skinner is a part of a North Alabama Hockey Association league that normally practices Wednesday nights at the Iceplex. “It’s pretty upsetting. This is my workout for my week […]

  • Senate Leadership Fund to hold off on spending in the Alabama Senate Special Election

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The same group that spent almost $5 million dollars to elect Sen. Luther Strange in the Alabama Senate Republican Primary will hold off on spending money in the general election race. The Senate Leadership Fund tells WHNT News 19 they still support Roy Moore in the December General Election, but they don’t plan on spending money to get him elected. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is considered a heavy influence over the SuperPAC, although technically the organization […]

  • Family remembers 22-year-old killed in a weekend crash on Highway 72

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Gurley community is mourning the loss of a young man with a big personality. Christian Bedenbaugh lost his life early Sunday morning, when he collided with a semi on Highway 72 just east of Shields Road. Details from county officials are still very limited, but they say the 22-year-old was driving by himself when a semi crossed in front of him and they collided with such force, that Christian’s car went underneath the truck. Now […]

  • Country music singers provide comfort to the heartbroken following the Vegas Massacre

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For many, the pain and grief of the Las Vegas Massacre is just as fresh as it was the day it happened. Through it all, country music’s finest have found ways to bring comfort through music and prayer. The faces of the 58 fallen in Las Vegas reminds us, country music attracts all kinds in all places.  Victims ranged from Dorene Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska to Sonny Melton of Big Sandy, Tennessee. Sonny and his wife Heather […]

  • Computer virus is impacting the network at several Morgan County Schools

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – Students and teachers in at least two Morgan County Schools went to work this week without internet, after an aggressive virus infected computers in the school. District leaders tell us the Trojan Horse virus infected the school system’s network through a single email. All it took was one click for the virus to start spreading to devices throughout the building. “If in doubt about the email, you should just throw it out,” says Lee Willis, the […]

  • Alabama’s All Kids health insurance program facing a potential shutdown

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  • Local leaders reflect on the life of Rep. Jim Patterson

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  • Vigil for Vegas: Country music fans unite to remember the victims

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  • NCAA Basketball FBI Investigation: What comes next

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  • More than 700 new jobs part of Aerojet Rocketdyne expansion in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Thursday night the Huntsville City Council approved a project development agreement for the Aerojet Rocketdyne expansion.  The project will provide for more than 700 new jobs.  Those jobs will offer minimum salaries of almost $80,000. Plans for the expansion include a defense business headquarters and rocket shop business unit at the Cummins Research Park.  An advanced manufacturing plant will be created at the North Huntsville Industrial Park.  The manufacturing plant will build propulsion engines for the SLS […]