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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
  • Last week’s cold snap killed off lots of produce, but the loss wasn’t devastating

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – When temperatures dropped below freezing last week, many fruit farmers feared they’d lose most, if not all, of their produce. “When you go out and look and the ground’s froze, and there’s frost in the trees on the blooms,” says Mike Reeves, Director of the Morgan County Ag Extension Office. “It can kill a bunch of them that way.” Now that the sun has returned, so has the optimism for this year’s yield. “Overall, we might […]

  • Huntsville Hospital debuts new lab technology to speed up results for patients

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – When you get blood work or other tests done at Huntsville Hospital, there’s a cutting-edge lab full of staff and technology working to make sure you get your results back as soon as possible. From the moment the sample of blood leaves your veins, it goes from one circulatory system to another. “The tube system has miles and miles of conduit and tubes throughout the hospital,” said Nichola Marcus, Director of the Huntsville Hospital Lab. Instead of walking […]

  • Killen Councilwoman accused of ethics violation, asked to resign

    KILLEN, Ala. – Tempers reached a fever pitch Monday night, in the small town of Killen. They may gather around the table like a family, but the Killen Town Council had only pointed words and accusations to share. Councilman Ryan Blessing believes one of his colleagues practiced nepotism in asking for her mother to get a raise. “Connie Parrish brought up that her works at the Senior Center and that she would like a raise for her mother because her mother […]

  • Councilman works to place 1950s neighborhood on National Register of Historic Places

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – You don’t have to be on Redstone Arsenal or even at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to find traces of Huntsville’s rich space history. Now a Huntsville City Councilman is working to recognize an area, you’ve probably never heard of, but one that played a vital role in the space race. At first glance, McThornmor Acres looks like a normal, mid-century neighborhood, but like the space race itself, the neighborhood has a history that’s deeply rooted in […]

  • Supporters and protesters gather in Nashville for President Donald Trump’s visit

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Whether you love him, or hate him, President Trump is known for his style and message. His supporters love him for that. So much so, many Trump faithful started lining the streets of Nashville at dawn, just to see him speak. “It`s going to be worth the wait, absolutely,” says Edward Dice, who drove from Massachusetts to see the President. The line to get in, stretched down James Robertson Parkway, around 5th Avenue North, and looped around […]

  • Deep freeze could jeopardize farmer’s crops

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s series of cold nights could pose a major threat to fruit farmers, who depend on a strong harvest to make ends meet. Mother nature has not been an ally to local growers this year. First, a mild winter increased the risk of fruit trees not receiving enough chill to produce a good yield. Next, we go unseasonably warm, accelerating the blooming cycle. Now, many types of fruit may not make it, as old […]

  • Florence’s Central High School remembers longtime Coach Steve Mayfield

    FLORENCE, Ala. – After 11 courageous years of fighting two of the worst diseases, a beloved Lauderdale County coach has passed. For nearly three decades, Coach Steve Mayfield has coached just about every sport offered at Central High School. Monday, Coach Mayfield passed away from complications related to ALS. He leaves behind a family, and a community that will miss the most encouraging coach they’ve ever known. Over the course of nearly 25 years at Central High, Mayfield coached Football, […]

  • Construction and blasting continues out at Town Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday afternoon, for several minutes, traffic along I-565 was at a standstill. Not for a wreck or emergency, but for a crucial step forward in adding an interstate exit on 565 near Zeirdt Road, and eventually, opening up mega-development Town Madison. Thursday’s phase of construction may have started with a bang, on a project that’s been a slow roll. The land for Town Madison was first cleared in 2015. Now, two years later, they have finished […]

  • UPDATE: Man arrested in 2013 Lincoln County cold case murder

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. – It was a gruesome murder that went unsolved for nearly four years, but Wednesday afternoon, after extensive police work, an arrest has been made in an infamous Lincoln County Cold Case. Michael Mitchell’s murder was a heinous one. He was found dismembered and severely decayed inside his own home. For the last several years, with few leads, and even fewer answers, his family has been hoping and praying a day like this would come. “When cases […]

  • TBI announces arrest in Lincoln County cold case murder investigation

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is announced an arrest in a cold case murder from March 2013. WHNT News 19 has learned it is related to the death of 54-year-old Michael Mitchell of Flintville, Tenn. Mitchell’s body was found in a home on L. Mitchell Road. At the time of the discovery, Sheriff Murray Blackwelder told WHNT News 19, a utility worker called authorities after they smelled what turned out […]

  • Madison City School Board votes to move 6th graders to Middle Schools

    MADISON, Ala.-The Madison City School Board has voted unanimously to move 6th graders to middle schools beginning with the 2018/2019 school year.  The vote came around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday night. BREAKING: Madison City School Board votes unanimously to move 6th graders to Middle Schools in the 18/19 school year pic.twitter.com/K43cY2pvAT — Chris Davis WHNT (@ChrisDavisMMJ) March 7, 2017 In February new superintendent Robby Parker proposed a plan to deal with the growing student population.  At the time he said the […]

  • UAH considering changes to on-campus parking

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s an issue every college faces at one point or another – providing enough parking spots for their students. UAH administrators stress the number of parking spots available on campus is not the issue, it’s where and how students and faculty use them. UAH Senior Jennifer Wright said it’s a battle every day to get a parking spot remotely close to her classes. “It’s hard to find a place,” said Wright. It’s common to see cars circling […]