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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.


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    PENSACOLA, Ala. – President Trump spoke to a large crowd Friday night at the Pensacola Bay Center. It’s his first campaign rally since he appeared at the VBC to campaign for Roy Moore’s runoff opponent, Senator Luther Strange, in September. The event, held just 50 miles from the Alabama border, didn’t purely focus on the Alabama Senate Special Election, but the President did stump for Roy Moore for about three minutes, in the middle of an hour and 18-minute speech. […]

  • What Madison wants in a minor league baseball stadium may be too expensive

    MADISON, Ala. – Last week, the city of Madison approved a resolution that would hire Populous, an architecture firm known for designing baseball stadiums, to come up with a schematic for a minor league stadium located in Town Madison. Of course, the entire project hinges on the city actually relocating the Mobile BayBears. Michael Young is used to living in a major league town, so he’s excited about the possibility of Minor League baseball potentially coming to Madison. “I think […]

  • Doug Jones campaigns with his wife, prominent Alabama women in Cullman

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Coming to Cullman was a homecoming of sorts for the Doug Jones campaign, but not for the candidate himself. Doug Jones’ wife Louise is from the area and she spoke for the first time since the race began. “He has been driven by his values, and justice and calling of public service,” Louise told the crowd. Louise Jones was one of three women who spoke at the Jones event, entitled, “Women Wednesdays.” Lilly Ledbetter and former Alabama First […]

  • “The Gloves are Off” – Roy Moore and Doug Jones sharpen their words in campaign speeches

    BIRMINGHAM and FAIRHOPE, Ala. – Tuesday marks exactly one week until Alabama voters go to the polls and pick their next Senator. You can tell we’re nearing the finish line because both campaigns punched with their gloves off in rallies across the state. Doug Jones gave what he called an important “Right Side of History” speech in Birmingham Tuesday afternoon. Later Tuesday evening, Roy Moore was joined by Steve Bannon to address what they jokingly referred to as “a crowd […]

  • John Meredith: “Mr. Trump’s endorsement is enough to get Moore over the top”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  – For the first time in the Alabama Senate Special Election, President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind Roy Moore. So, with a week until voters go to the polls, will that have an impact on undecided voters? WHNT News 19’s Political Analyst John Meredith, a longtime Capitol Hill lobbyist and political insider, says yes. Like most political news stories in 2017, news broke on the Alabama Senate race with a tweet from the President. Putting Pelosi/Schumer […]

  • Roy Moore criticizes Separation of Church and State in campaign speech

    DORA, Ala. – Roy Moore held a campaign rally in Dora, Thursday evening. Like many of Moore’s campaign events, it was held inside the walls of a church, and like a sermon made numerous references to his belief in a higher power. “I prepared a nice political talk and then I got up here and I heard the pastor talk about God and country, so I just sat and I’m going to do something completely different,” Moore told the crowd […]

  • Rep. Mo Brooks: Roy Moore accuser forged yearbook signature

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Congressman Mo Brooks is the latest Alabama politician to question the validity of the yearbook, accuser Beverly Nelson claims, Roy Moore signed. On the Dale Jackson Radio Show Monday morning, Rep. Brooks cited his experience in the court of law, claiming there are holes in Beverly Nelson’s accusations, based off what he’s seen on TV. “My evaluation of the evidence is that there is only the remotest of possible chances that if this went into a court […]

  • City Council approves rezoning of Town Madison land to prepare for possible baseball stadium

    MADISON, Ala. – The work continues within Madison’s government to prepare the way for a possible baseball stadium in a planned mixed-use development. At a Madison City Council meeting tonight, the body approved rezoning Town Madison, the mixed-use development off I-565 near Zierdt Road, to an Urban Center District.  The rezoning passed by a vote of 5-2.  Planners have reiterated several times tonight that this rezoning does not immediately mean a stadium would happen. Construction of a ballpark is different and […]

  • Tailgates and families divided over the Iron Bowl Rivalry

    AUBURN, Ala. – While the rivalry is as fierce as it gets on the gridiron, there are also moments of sincere friendship during pre-game festivities between all the fans. Huntsville native Todd Westbrook first formed their north Alabama tailgate group about eight years ago. “It’s in the center of everything and it’s just a great spot,’ said Westbrook. When you’ve been doing it as long as he has, you pick up a few tricks of the grilling trade. “Having a […]

  • Hundreds of shoppers get a head-start on Black Friday Shopping Deals

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  • Doug Jones’ campaign calls Roy Moore an “abuser” in new attack ad

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Doug Jones’ campaign released a new ad Wednesday that directly labels his opponent, Roy Moore, as an abuser. According to the Jones campaign, this is a digital-only ad, at least for now. Name by name, the new Doug Jones for Senate ad shows each Roy Moore accuser along with a photo from the timeframe they allege misconduct. “I think the timing is pretty good and it signals a real outreach to the GOP voter, one who does have […]

  • Heroes Week draws to a close with a farewell celebration to honor those who served

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