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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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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For the first time since the SCLC’s news conference Friday morning, School Board President Elisa Ferrell is answering questions about the religious group’s criticism. Ferrell is insistent the school board did everything right, from selecting finalists for superintendent, to picking their man, Dr. Matt Akin. Despite calls by the group for a new search process, she says in no uncertain terms, that won’t happen. “There’s no need for us to do that again,” said Ferrell. The dream […]

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    I-65 Saturn 1B Rocket in Ardmore will get washed next month

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – It’s more recognizable than the state sign. For nearly 40 years, the Saturn 1B Rocket has been on display to welcome drivers and tourists to “Sweet Home” Alabama. But in recent years, the iconic landmark has fallen into disrepair. “We’re traveling with my three boys and we saw the rocket and I thought they’d enjoy coming to check it out,” said Melanie Raupp, who was traveling to Destin, Florida from Detroit, Michigan.   When you drive […]

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    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala.- After nearly 48 hours on the run, federal and state investigators have re-captured an inmate who escaped from the Decatur Work Release facility on Monday. Kelly Woodall has spent the last two days in perpetual fear. Her ex-husband, James Brent Brown was convicted of manslaughter in the death of her father 20 years ago. Brown made it known that if he ever got out of prison, he would kill Kelly and her family. So, these last few days have been a living nightmare […]

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    Super Bowl Champion surprises his mother with 1,000 flowers

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    Loyal Siegelman supporters greet the former Governor in Birmingham

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    Loyal customers of B.B. Perrin’s remember the life of founder Benny Perrin

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    North Alabama Pain Clinic’s Doctor Releases Statement on Clinic’s Closure

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