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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
  • Multiple shots fired into UAH building over the weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Seven shots were fired into the National Space Science and Technology building, over the weekend, according to UAH spokesman Ray Garner. No one was hurt during the incident. According to the NWS, there were National Weather Service employees in the building at the time of the incident, as they are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Garner says UAH Police have identified this as a “random shooting.” UAH Police found seven spent Belgian 5.7 millimeter bullet casings […]

  • Mental health expert shares warning signs of grooming and manipulation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Court documents show, Tad Cummins employed several calculated techniques to groom Elizabeth Thomas into going away with him. Law enforcement has said many times, this is not a love story. Even though Elizabeth Thomas went willingly with Cummins, they say she was manipulated into trusting him. On January 30, 2017, another student reported they saw Cummins kissing Thomas in his classroom. Paula Wolfteich with the National Children’s Advocacy Center said, instances like these are classic signs of a […]

  • Friends and family are ecstatic that Elizabeth Thomas has been found safe

    COLUMBIA, Tenn. – While the entire Columbia community has struggled through this process, Elizabeth Thomas’ kidnapping hit her family and friends the hardest. Now that the sun has set in Columbia, it`s hard to see the green bows that can be found all over the downtown square. But these green lights shine in the darkness. Friends and family of Elizabeth Thomas found their own light earlier today. When they got word, Elizabeth is safe and unharmed “That call was really relief. As […]

  • Who will it be? A race to get on the ballot for the August Senate Primary

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey will move up the special election for former Senator Jeff Sessions’ seat by a year. The General Election for Alabama’s Junior Senator seat will take place this December. Within hours of this announcement, many Republicans have come forward to say they’re considering, or are officially running against Senator Strange. After spending much of the afternoon on the phone with Alabama lawmakers, we have been able to confirm that Representative Robert Aderholt is fielding ‘calls to encourage him,’ Senate […]

  • Rep. Ed Henry says he’s “very likely” to run for Alabama U.S. Senate seat

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – State Rep. Ed Henry tells WHNT News 19 it is “very likely” he will run for the U.S. Senate against current Senator Luther Strange. Henry told WHNT News 19’s Chris Davis over the phone, “My wife and I are discussing the ins and outs of it,” and said a final decision could come as early as Wednesday. This comes just a few days after Henry told WHNT News 19’s David Kumbroch, “I’m not running for the House […]

  • Filing deadline for Alabama U.S. Senate seat is in less than a month, after Gov. Ivey moves election up

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The filing deadline to be part of the August primary to run for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat is May 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm, according to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill. Former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange currently occupies the seat, after being appointed by former Governor Robert Bentley to the position earlier this year. Strange took the place of current U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, once Sessions was confirmed by the Senate. The Republican and […]

  • Rep. Patterson: Gas Tax Hike proposal may “not stay dead” in the Legislature

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon told reporters last week, the gas tax hike legislation was essentially dead for the rest of the legislative session. Now, local lawmakers believe the controversial bill could be revived. The town hall meeting Monday night was originally scheduled when the gas tax hike was rapidly moving through the Alabama House of Representatives. They decided to still hold it, in case it comes back up. Rep. Jim Patterson thinks that […]

  • State Director speaks out after being fired, considers run for Governor

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – WHNT News 19 was the first to break the news, by executive order Wednesday, Governor Kay Ivey would be eliminating the office of Rural Development. It turns out, that office’s Director Ray Sparks, also got word of his impending unemployment from our story on WHNT.com. Now, in his first television interview since his surprise firing, Sparks told WHNT News 19, he feels like the Governor’s office put politics over helping the people of the State of Alabama. “I […]

  • MOAB bomb has two Huntsville connections

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Despite being dubbed the “Mother of All Bombs”, the acronym MOAB actually stands for Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb. With Redstone Arsenal and countless defense contractors in our backyard, there are actually two installations here in town that are directly involved with the weapon. The MOAB was first created during Operation Iraqi Freedom, through a partnership with the Air Force Research Lab and Huntsville based contractor Dynetics. The company’s website boasts that the 22,000 pound bomb was […]

  • Legislation to be introduced that would give future impeachment committees subpoena power

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – State Senator Phil Williams (R-Gadsden) plans to introduce legislation tomorrow that would give a future House Judiciary Committee the power to subpoena witnesses in an impeachment investigation. Sen. Williams says this is directly related to some of the frustrations experienced in the process of investigating former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. Monday morning, when impeachment proceedings began, several committee members questioned the state’s Special Counsel, Jack Sharman, why former Governor Bentley and other important witnesses weren’t forced to […]

  • Hit and Run: Dealership hoping to find woman who wrecked several cars

    DECATUR, Ala. – Car salesmen are always hoping to move cars off their lot, but an incident this morning in Decatur wasn’t exactly what they had in mind. Surveillance cameras caught a woman ramming two cars and then driving away. Friday morning, Jerry was doing his normal inspection out at University Hyundai of Decatur when he saw something off. “I looked over, I looked at that truck sideways. I’m like, who parked it that way? Then I could tell it got hit and pushed in.” […]

  • Big Spring Park opening delayed by wet weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – We’re less than a month away from some major events scheduled at Big Spring Park. So will this prime piece of land be ready for all the events, after being closed for months? Mother Nature played a little April Fools Day prank on the City of Huntsville. “There’s some sod and landscaping that’s been held up because of the rain, so that’s pushed us off our timeline just a little bit,” says John Hamilton, Huntsville’s City Administrator. […]